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Full text of "Town of Cohasset (Mass.) Annual Report"

Town 

COHASSET 




ANNUAL 

Report 

1988 



In Memoriam 



Conrad Ericson 
February 27, 1988 
Council on Aging 

E. Lawrence Parker 

March 17, 1988 
Sewage Committee & Insurance Advisory 

Arnold Noble Weeks 

May 9,1988 
Advisory Committee 

James Michael Hurley 

June 23, 1988 
Town Hall Custodian 

Margaret Dillon 

July 13, 1988 
Town Office Space Study Committee & Cable XV. Council 

Louise N. Nason 

September 27, 1988 

Assistant Town Accountant 

Arthur Lehr, Sr. 

December 1, 1988 
Town Structure Committee 

Kathleen McMahon 

December 13, 1988 

Teacher 



TownOfCohasset 

Incorporated 1770 
Population January, 1988—7,211 

Tenth Congressional District 

Representative Gerry E. Studds 

Norfolk and Plymouth Senatorial District 

Senator: William B. Golden 

Third Plymouth Representative District 

Representative: Mary Jeanette Murray, Cohasset 

Annual Town Meeting 

First Saturday in April 

Election of Officers 

Second Saturday in April 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Board of Selectmen 
of the Financial Affairs 

OF THE 

Town of Cohasset 

Reports of the School Committee 

AND THE 

Report of Other Town Officers 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31 

1988 



Printed by Athol Press, Inc. Athol, Mass. 



Town Officers Appointed By Selectmen 

Executive Secretary Term Expires 

Gregory J. Doyon 1991 

Donald R. Andrew (resigned 8/88) 

Town Accountant 

Mary J. Matthews 1990 

Chief of Police 

Joseph M. Kealey 1989 

Sergeants of Police Under Civil Service 

Richard P. Barrow 
Robert W. Jackson 
Brian W. Noonan 
David J. Pomarico 

Patrolmen Under Civil Service 

Richard J. Abbadessa 
Lawrence D. Ainslie 
Brian Cogill 
David C. Cogill 
Carmelo Conte 
John C. Conte 
Frederick H. Grassie 
Maureen F. Healy 
Clifton B. Jones 
Paul J. Laugelle 
William R. Oliver 
John H. Small 
Richard Yocum 

Lockup Keepers 

Joseph M. Kealey 
Richard W. Jackson 

Dog Officer 

William Quigley (appointed 4/87) 1989 

Director of Civil Defense and Emergency Preparedness 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 



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Hazardous Waste Coordinator 

Daniel F. Brock 

Fire Department Under Civil Service 

James Lee Gurry Captain 

Roger W. Lincoln Captain 

Robert D. Silvia Captain 

Mark H. Trask Captain 

Paul T. Bilodeau Firefighter 

John T. Boswell III Firefighter EMT 

Francis X. Mahoney, Jr. Firefighter 

Edward M. Corbo Firefighter 

Linwood L. Davis Firefighter 

Thomas P. Finegan Firefighter 

James E. Fiori Firefighter 

Thomas G. Hernan Firefighter EMT 

William T. Litchfield Firefighter 

Matthew B. Marr Firefighter 

Paul F. McGaffigan Firefighter 

Arthur M. Pompeo, Jr. Firefighter 

Robert F. Protulis Firefighter EMT 

William J. Protulis Firefighter 

Randall W. Rosano Firefighter 

James P. Runey Firefighter 

William A Sestito Firefighter EMT 

Edward J. Struzik Firefighter 

Peter Trask (resigned 9/88) Firefighter EMT 

Eric Wenzlow Firefighter EMT 

Forest Warden 

Daniel Brock, Fire Chief 

Building Inspector/Zoning Officer 

Donald G. Robbins 1989 

Plumbing and Gas Inspector (Appointed by Building Inspector) 

Robert A. Leonard, Sr. 1989 

Superintendent of Wires 

Stephen F. Wigmore 

Assistant Superintendent of Wires 

Richard Gallo 



Town Counsel 

Richard A. Henderson 1989 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Lot E. Bates, Jr 1989 

Keeper of Town Clock 

Noel A. Ripley 1989 

Measurer of Wood and Bark 

Lot E.Bates, Jr. 1989 

Director of Veterans' Affairs and Burial Agent 

Noel A. Ripley 1989 

Constable 

Maria A. Plante 1989 

Inspector of Public Buildings 

Donald G. Robbins 
Daniel F. Brock 

Fence Viewers 

Grace A. Donohue 1989 

Kearin A. Dunn 1989 

Harbormaster 

Irving Gadow 

Steven E. Osborne (resigned 9/88) 

Assistant Harbormaster 

Clifford J. Dickson 1989 

William G. Stone (for Litde Harbor) 1989 

David R.MarksJr. 1989 

Shellfish Constable 

David R.Marks, Jr. 1990 

Assistant Shellfish Constable 

Thomas Wigmore 1989 

Town Archivist 

David H.Wadsworth 1989 



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Custodian of Town Hall 

Pauline J. Litchfield 

Board of Tree, Park, and Cemetery Commissioners 

Members of the Board of Selectmen 

Tree, Park, and Cemetery Superintendent 

Peter G. Laugelle 

Caretakers 

Herbert Marsh, Woodside, Beechwood, Perkins and Cedar Street Cemeteries 

BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND REPRESENTATIVES 
APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Council of Aging 

Reverend John Keohane, Chairman 1990 

Helen Barbary 1990 

Dorothea C. Bjorkgren 1989 

Mary Donovan 1989 

Elizabeth Enders (resigned 6/88) 

Anthony Finegan 1990 

Margaret Casey 1991 

Gerard Keating 1991 

Lillian Lincoln 1991 

Edward T. Mulvey 1989 

Alice Daunt (representative) 
Helen Hooper (representative) 
Shiela Kelly (representative) 

Arts Lottery Council 

Karin Bartow, Chairman 1989 

Christine M. Conley 1989 

James C. Contis 1989 

David A. Hassan 1989 

Linda Halloran 1989 

Helen Ketcham 1989 

Jo- Ann L. Fichtner 1990 

James Morrison 1990 

Building Code Appeal Board 

Francis A. Evans 1988 

Joseph W. MacDonald 1992 

James Salyards 1988 

Frederic H. Wood, Jr. 1990 



Cable T.V. Council 

John Packard, Chairman (School Committee) 1991 

Alna Ekberg (Recreation) 1990 

Richard Hayes (Library) 1988 

Fredric B. Laidlaw 1989 

Donald McAllister 1991 

Penelope P. Redfield (Art Center) 1990 

Denise Ripley (Drama) 1988 

Tamsin E.Elliott 1991 

Cemetery Committee 

Glenn Pratt, Chairman 
William Ferriter 
Peter Laugelle (ex-officio) 
Mary Hartwell 

Cohasset Common Hstoric District Commission 

James Murphy, Chairman 1991 

Marian Atkinson 1989 

Donald Evans 1990 

Wigmore Pierson 1990 

James Sandell 1989 

Hubert P. Vanderlugt 1989 

Jacqueline B. Clark 1991 

Gail Parks, Alternate 1991 

Francis Coffey, Alternate 1989 

Conservation Commission 

Merle S. Brown, Chairman 1991 

John Kent Bryant 1990 

Patricia C. Buckley 1989 

James Cox (resigned 4/88 

Paula Logan (resigned 1 1/88 

Dean Harrold (resigned) 

Austin OToole (resigned 2/88) 

William H. Parmenter 1991 

Jeffrey Waal 1991 

Veneta Roebuck 1989 

Cultural Exchange Committee 

Lee Jenkins 1989 

Joanne T. Chittick 1990 

John Dean, Chairman 1990 

Mia Dean 1990 



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Allison Ulmer 1991 

Abby White 1991 

Susan Pile 1991 

JohnLennon 1989 

Ann E.Moore 1990 
Paul Narkiewicz ex-officio 

Diana T. Rousseau 1990 

EloiseWelz 1989 

Disposal Area Study Committee 

Priscilla S. Tebbetts, Chairman 1988 

Eleanor Cooney-Smith 1990 

Donald L. DeMichele 1989 

Donna P. French 1989 

Arthur M. Pompeo 1989 

Jeffrey Power 1990 

John Anson Whealler 1990 

Fair Housing Committee 

Reverend Clifford Cutler, Chairman 1991 

Daniel C. Cotton (Planning Board) 1989 

Barbara Froio 1989 

James Gallagher 1990 

Joanne Nawn 1990 

Patrick Plante (Planning Board) 1991 
Fred Koed (Cohasset Housing Authority) 

Stephen Bobo 1991 

Housing Partnership Committee 

Israel M. Sanchez, Chairman 

Rev. Gary Ritts 

Edward Mulvey 

Robert Moody (resigned) 

Robert Dennis 

Chartis Langmaid 

Nancy Anderson (resigned) 

Dorothea Bjorkgren 

Peter Logan 

Patricia Senechal 

Patricia Conway 

Government Island Study Committee 

Hamilton Tewskbury, Chairman 1989 

Richard P. Barrow 1989 



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Robert W. Davenport 1990 

Edward J. Figueiredo 1990 

Vivian M. McCormack 1988 

Noel A. Ripley 1990 

Cohasset Harbor Committee 

Fritz Pfaffmann, Chairman 1989 

Paul A. Carlson 1990 

Lorren Gibbons 1991 

Mary Muncey 1990 

Jack P. Silvia 1990 

Peter Wood 1991 
Irving Gadow (ex- officio) 

Historical Commission 

Noel A. Ripley, Chairman 1989 

Hermon J. Maynard 1990 

Patricia Murphy 1989 

David RWadsworth 1991 

Daniel Young 1990 

Judith Fitzsimmons 1 99 1 

Insurance Advisory Committee 

David Bernstein 
Gait Grant 
Samuel Wakeman 

Mass. Transportation Commission to Represent the 
Town of Cohassett in the Greater Boston Region 
Louis F. Eaton, Jr. 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council Representative 

Martha K. Gjesteby Jan. 1991 

Milliken/Lillard Field Study Committee 

Joseph L. Connolly 

Herbert Crehan 

Stephen Endris 

Clark Chatterton 

J. Russell Reidy 

Wayne Sawchuck 

Donald E. Staszko 

James Gallagher (ex-officio) 

Peter Laugelle (ex-officio) 

John Worley (ex- officio) 

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Police/Fire Station Renovation Building Committee 

Gerard Buckley 

David J. Chase 

Francis Collins 

William Higgins 

Barbara J. Moore, Chairman 

Joseph Kealy (ex-officio) 

Daniel Brock (ex-officio) 

Hunting Control Study Committee (Appointed by Selectmen) 

Richard Barrow, 238 King Street 
Richard Farwell, 393 Beechwood Street 
Dean Harrold, 14 Locust Road 
Vaughn Pratt, 75 Elm Street 
Jeffrey C. Waal, 36 Old Pasture Road 
Joseph Kealey, (ex-officio) 

Registrars of Voters 

Robert S. Pape, Chairman 1991 

Alice Daunt 1989 

George Marlette 1990 

Frances L. Marks, Town Clerk 

South Shore Regional School District Representative 

David Chittim 1990 

Straits Pond Management Committee 

Joseph Godzik 
Mary I. McGrath 
Joanne Sheppard 
Gary Vanderweil 

Town Hall Building Committee 

Benjamin Blake, Chairman 
Anthony Fasciano 
Colin Studds 
David Terry 
Joseph M. Wolfe, Jr. 

Tri-Town Commission Delegate 

James L. Gallagher 

U.S. Constitution Bicentennial Committee 

David H. Wadsworth (resigned 5/88) 



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Michelle Buckley 
Barbara Dillon 
Patricia Murphy 
Maxwell Pounder 
Frank Smith 

Wompatuck State Park Advisory Council Representatives 

Donald B. Kennedy 

Larry Mitchell 

John F. Hubbard, Liaison to GS A 

Zoning Board of Appeals 

Myrna Putziger, Chairman 1990 

S. Woodworm Chittick, Associate 1989 

Mark DeGiacomo, Associate 1990 

Terence Farrell 1991 

Edward J. Lubitz, Associate 1991 

Barbara M. Power 1989 

Map Committee 

Merle Brown 
Louis Bailey 
Sharon Becker 
Daniel C. Cotton 
Thomas Duggan 
Douglas Peck 
Burtram Pratt 



Town Officers Appointed by Authorities 
Other Than the Board of Selectman 

Chief Librarian 

Richard E. Hayes 

Executive Director of the Housing Authority 

Barbara Clain 

Health Agent 

Joseph R. Godzik, V.M.D. 

Recreation Director- Appointed by the Recreation Commission 
Under Article 54, May 1976 Town Meeting 

John Worley 



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Superintendent of Schools 
Stephen E. Hart 

Superintendent of Water Department 

Benjamin F. Curley 

Boards, Committees, Commissions, Representatives 
Appointed by Authorities Other Than The Board of Selectmen 

Advisory Committee 

Jane O. Goedecke, Chairman 1991 

Christine Bassett 1989 

Arne K. Gjesteby 1991 

William R. Lean, Jr. 1990 

Paul L. Lualdi 1989 

Elizabeth J. Millard 1991 

Dorothea D. Parmenter 1990 

Margaret M. O'Donnell 1989 

Philip H. Smith 1991 

Bylaw Committee 

Cornelia L. O'Malley, Chairman 1991 

Mary E. Gainor 1989 

Roger Nast 1989 

Frances L. Marks, Town Clerk (ex-officio) 
Richard Henderson, Town Counsel (ex-officio) 

Capital Budget Committee 

Edwin H. Tebbetts, Chairman 1990 

Richard J. Avery 1990 

Joseph R. McElroy 1991 

Kenneth P. Wilcox 1989 

G. Robert Jackson 1991 

Design Review Board 

Robert Stansell, Chairman 1989 

Elieen Corbett 1989 

Nancy S. Garrison 1990 

Gordon S. Hislop, Associate 1989 

Peter O'Connor 1991 

Maxwell Pounder 1990 
Roger Whitley, Associate 
Donald G. Robbins, (ex-officio) 

Drainage Advisory Committee 

Thomas C. Cook, Chairman 1991 



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Lyle E. Branagan 1990 

Thomas Cowan 1989 

Diane C. Sullivan 1990 

Town Government Structure Committee 

Jean B. Cotton 1991 

James L. Whalen 1990 

Wilson H. Pile 1989 

Patricia G. Facey 1991 

F. Roy Fitzsimmons 1991 

Hazardous Material Advisory Committee 

Chartis B. Langmaid, Chairman 

William Baird 

Lot Bates 

Gordon Deane 

Barbara Kern 

Daniel Brock 

Personnel Committee 

John B. Brady 1990 

Joan S. Brown 1990 

Charles B. M. Douglas, Chairman 1989 

William J. Good 1991 

Donald J. Larson 1991 
Recycling Committee 

Arthur L.Lehr, Jr. 1991 

Merle Brown 1991 
John F. Hubbard 

School Facilities Committee, under Article 42, March Meeting 1960. 
Appointed by the Moderator and Article 33 of 1975 Meeting 
Appointed by Moderator 

Robert Beggan 1989 

Linda Henderson 1990 

Russell D. Whitney 1993 

Appointed by Selectmen 

Robert L.Julian 1990 

Marie McCarthy 1991 

Richard J. Silvia 1989 

Appointed by School Committee 

Daniel Dormer 1991 

Joseph Nedrow 1993 

Elizabeth Bales 1993 



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Elected Town Officers 



1988-1989 



Selectmen 



Clifford Mitman, Jr. 
James L. Gallagher 
Burtram J. Pratt 
Martha K. Gjesteby 
Rocco F. Laugelle 

William D. Weeks 



Moderator 



Term expires April 1989 
Term expires April 1989 
Term expires April 1990 
Term expires April 1990 
Term expires April 1991 

Term expires April 1990 



Frances L. Marks 



Town Clerk 



Term expires April 1990 



Thomas S. Duggan 
James W. Lagrotteria 
Micheal C. Patrolia 



Assessors 



Term expires April 1989 
Term expires April 1990 
Term expires April 1991 



Elizabeth B. Ripley 



Treasurer-Collector 



Term expires April 1990 



Harold W. Litchfield 



Highway Surveyor 



Term expires April 1990 



School Comnittee 



Diane David Komet 
C. Christopher Ford 
Nancy L. Sandell 
John R. Reidy 
Barbara W. Bliss 



Term expires April 1989 
Term expires April 1989 
Term expires April 1990 
Term expires April 1991 
Term expires April 1991 



Barbara M. Power 
Lucia R. Woods 
Michele A. Buckley 
Edward T. Atkinson 
Sheila S. Evans 
Doris R. McNulty 
Elizabeth F. Eaton 



Trustees of Paul Pratt Memorial Library 

Term expires April 1989 
Term expires April 1989 
Term expires April 1989 
Term expires April 1990 
Term expires April 1990 
Term expires April 1990 
Term expires April 1991 



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Agnes McCann 
Katherine H. Sturtevant 



Sharon Becker 
William E. Baird 
Michael M. Sullivan 



Patrick A. Plante 
John F. O'Toole 
Alfred S. Moore, Jr. 
Daniel C. Cotton 
Robert H. Sturdy 



Ronald Goodwin 
William Montuori 
James R. Sheerin 



Frank C. DeSantis, Jr. 

Edward M. Guild 

R. Gary Vanderweil, Jr. 



Board of Health 



Planning Board 



Water Commissioners 



Sewer Commissioners 



Term expires April 1991 
Term expires April 1991 



Term expires April 1989 
Term expires April 1990 
Term expires April 1991 



Term expires April 1989 
Term expires April 1990 
Term expires April 1990 
Term expires April 1991 
Term expires April 1993 



Term expires April 1989 
Term expires April 1990 
Term expires April 1991 



Term expires April 1989 
Term expires April 1990 
Term expires April 1991 



Recreation Commission 

Alna L. Ekburg Term expires April 1989 

Joseph Andrade (to fill vacancy 3 yrs.) Term expires April 1990 

Gerald A. Buckley Term expires April 1991 

Mary K. Muncey Term expires April 1992 

Donald Staszko Term expires April 1992 

Terese England Duggan Term expires April 1992 

Richard P. Barrow Term expires April 1993 



Cohasset Housing Authority 



Kathleen M. Conte (Resigned 1988) 

Joanne Young-Nawn (Appointed 1988) 

Stephen F. Wigmore 

John D. Muncey 

Ralph Perroncello 

Frederick Koed (Appointed by the 

Governor Nov. 12, 1987) 



Term expires April 1989 
Term expires April 1990 
Term expires April 1991 
Term expires April 1992 

Term expires July 28 1992 



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1988 Prospective Juror List 

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 234 A, Section 15, the prospective 
jury list is available in the Town Clerk's office with names of those residents who may be 
summoned for juror service. 

This information is available for public inspection during normal office hours. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk 



Election Officers 



For the Year 1988 

In accordance with Chapter 54 of the General Laws, omit please consider the following 
persons to be appointed as Election Officers for the ensuing year. These names have been 
taken from the lists submitted by the Republican and Democratic Town Committees. The 
Board of Selectmen appointed the following elections workers: 



Warder 


t 


Dominic M. Baccari R 




Clerk 




Ronald Goodwin D 




Ann Leonard 


D 


Mary A. Fiori 


D 


Jean McAuliffe 


D 


Carol Beggan 


R 


Andrea Davis 


D 


Maria R. Pape 


R 


Charlotte Leland 


D 


Kathleen E. Rhodes 


I 


Ruth M. Pratt 


R 


Margaret C. Hernan 


I 


Dorothea Bjorkgren 


D 


Grace Tuckerman 


R 


Marjorie Giffen 


D 


Betty Lou Pearce 


R 


Patricia A. Walsh 


D 


Willa Berents 


R 


Katherine Lincoln 


R 


Margaret Chapin 


R 


Rosette Greco 


R 


Kirt Giffen 


D 


Judy Volungis 


R 


FredKoed 


D 


Mary Goodwin 


D 


LisaKoed 


D 


Donna French 


D 


Margaret Stoughton 


R 


John Mullett 


R 


Janet MacLure 


R 


Margaret R. Charles 


D 


Dorothea Parmenter 


R 


Lot Bates 


R 







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GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



Board of Selectmen 



Significant accomplishments in several areas of Town Government were apparent in 
1988. Most notable was the substantial completion and occupancy of the new Town Hall 
office wing. In addition, progress was also made in the areas of affordable housing, capital 
planning, environmental concerns and improved communication between departments. 

KEY ACTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS: 

January — Appointed new Milliken Field Study Committee 

— Joined South Shore Coalition regional waste disposal study 
— Formed Housing Partnership Committee 

February — Signed transfer of cable license to Continental Cablevision Inc. 
— Voted to support aims of Curtis Estate Action Committee 
— Signed fifteen year contract with SEMASS 

March — Determined necessity for Proposition 2-1/2 override 

April — Annual Town Meeting April 2 

— Reorganization of the Board 
— Signed Inter-Municipal Sewer Agreement with Town of Hull 



May 



— Special Town Meeting May 2 

— Proposition 2-1/2 override election May 14 



June 
July 



— Awarded contract for two year financial audit 

— Accepted resignation of Executive Secretary Donald Andrew 
— Appointed Police/Fire Station Renovation Committee 
— Signed agreement with Department of Revenue for financial forecast 
and capital budget study 



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— Appointed Hunting Control Study Committee 
— Established the Animal Control Study Committee 

August — Executed Affordable Housing Agreement with E.O.C.D. 

September — Appeared in Brockton Probate Court concerning Curtis Estate 

October — Appointed Transfer Station Building Committee 

— Appointed Irving Gadow Harbormaster replacing Steven Osborne 

November — Occupied new office building 

— Signed contract with new Executive Secretary, Gregory Doyon 
— Awarded bid for construction of transfer station 

December — Special Town Meeting December 5 

— Signed three year contract with firefighters. 

ONGOING AGENDA ITEMS 

Financial Crisis 

Cohasset, in company with numerous other towns throughout the State, faced its first 
Proposition 2-1/2 override in 1988. The need for this action was difficult for many citizens 
to understand. An education program was mounted through various forums and media outlets 
and the override and capital outlay exclusions amounting to $880,802, plus debt exclusions 
for various projects, was passed. 

During the year an ad hoc committee of town officials concerned with financial matters 
was formed and has met at intervals to monitor trends. The conclusion of this committee at 
year's end is that it is impossible to continue the level of municipal services to which we have 
become accustomed within the confines of Proposition 2-1/2. The solution must come from 
the State level through extensive reform or outright repeal of this law. In the meantime it has 
to be kept in mind that the law itself contains the mechanics for overrides and there is no 
stigma attached to doing so. 

A long list of capital spending needs requires attention. In order to get professional help 
with this problem, the Board commissioned a study by the State Department of Revenue. The 
results of this study are due in early 1989. 

Physical Plant 

Town Hall: The new addition has been completed except for a list of minor items which 
are being addressed. The offices in the old building are being refurbished and will be ready 
for occupancy by departments now housed in the Bates Building in early 1989. The roof of 
the old building needs to be replaced and the building needs painting. 



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Police and Fire Station: A new committee was appointed to study this problem and will 
present a proposal to bring the building up to state and local code requirements at the 1989 
Annual Meeting. 

Bates Building: When Town offices now occupying this building move to Town Hall, 
it will be offered to the Housing Authority for use as affordable housing if found to be suitable. 
Otherwise, it may be converted to some other town use or placed on the market. 

North Cohasset Fire Station: This building was re-roofed this year and remains as a 
storage depot for several town departments. 

Goverment Island Building: This duplex house has been rented for several years. It is 
under consideration for affordable housing and only after the consultants report is in will its 
future be known. 

Common Pond: A proposal for patching the walls of the Pond and installing a 
membrane in the bottom was accepted early in the year. Work was postponed to the Fall in 
order that townsfolk could enjoy the amenities of the pond and surrounding Common during 
the good weather. When work was started, it was discovered that the walls are in fact not 
patchable. Engineers were brought in to make recommendations with a view to modifying 
the scope of work to include rebuilding the walls and tightening the bottom. Based on the 
engineers' report, work will resume in the Spring and, hopefully, the beauty and tranquility 
of our beloved Common will be restored within the budget 

Parker Avenue Launching Ramp: 

This ramp, which was in disrepair and presented some danger to the boating public, was 
completely resurfaced by the Highway Department and is now in excellent condition. 

The Environment: 

The Disposal Area Study Committee, after long and diligent study, recommended 
signing a long term contract with the SEMASS trash-to-energy plant in Rochester. An interim 
program to send trash to a facility in Maine was abandoned when SEMASS agreed to 
accommodate the Town at a comparable price. Meanwhile, plans are going forward for a 
transfer station and recycling center at the landfill site on Cedar Street. 

Environmental counsel and engineers continue to monitor the status of the private 
landfill on Crocker Lane which currently is limited to receiving demolition trash only. 

A consulting firm continues to study the algae problem in Straits Pond. A method of 
harvesting the odorous growth was proposed during the summer but proved unnecessary 
when tidal flows cleared the area. However, the basic problem continues to exist and 
hopefully a solution will be found. 

The Board continues to support the Water Commissioners in their continuing efforts to 
protect our water supply. 



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The intermunicipal agreement with Hull for sewage disposal has been signed, but at this 
writing, no funds are available for the project. 

Affordable Housing 

An affordable housing agreement with the E.O.C.D. was signed in August. This 
agreement reinforces the town's commitment to provide housing for low and moderate 
income families and sets the machinery in motion for accomplishing this goal over a period 
of time. Plans are underway for the first of these projects — a twelve unit complex on school 
land off Route 3 A. Numerous other parcels of land are being studied for possible housing use, 
and two town-owned buildings are under consideration as previously mentioned. Two high- 
density developments, both on Route 3A, have been proposed under the comprehensive 
permit process, and both have been opposed by the Board. 

The Housing Authority, the Fair Housing Committee and the Housing Partnership 
Committee all are extremely active in pursuit of our housing objectives. 

Acknowledgments: 

As always the unpaid and unsung residents who staff our myriad of boards, committees 
and commissions, both elected and appointed, make up the fabric of our town government. 
The Selectmen salute each and every one of them and express gratitude for their unselfish gift 
of their time and talents. 

The Board is grateful to Norfolk County Sheriff, Clifford Marshall, for providing 
details for painting and refurbishing work in the Town Hall. These work groups from the 
Braintree Alternative Center have been invaluable to us in providing labor at no cost to the 
town. 

The Town is also indebted to Alvah Downs, County Engineer, and Assistant Civil 
Engineer, Wayne Simpson, for engineering services on a number of town projects in 1988. 

We also wish to acknowledge and thank the Cohasset Chamber of Commerce for their 
cooperation and assistance in improving parking and traffic problems in Cohasset Village. 

Conclusion: 

Massachusetts towns and cities are beset with many serious problems as they enter the 
final decade of the twentieth century, and Cohasset is no exception. There are no easy 
solutions. Serious thought and hard work on the part of boards and committees in their 
particular fields of endeavor will be required to seek out and implement these solutions. 
Encouraged by the spirit and love of community which is a trademark of Cohasset citizens, 
we are certain that the job will be done. 

Board of Selectmen 

James L. Gallagher 

Martha K. Gjesteby 

Rocco F. Laugelle 

Clifford Mitman, Jr.,Vice Chairman 

Burtram J. Pratt, Chairman 

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Town Clerk's Report 
Presidential Primary 

TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 1988 



Polls opened at 7:00 A.M. 
Total Voted 1495 
32.03% Voted 



Closed at 8:00 P.M. 



Election Officers present at 6:30 A.M. 

Sworn in by Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks, at 6:55 A.M. 

Domenic M. Baccari 
Mary N. Grassie 
Jean Salvador 
Ronald Goodwin 
Ann Leonard 
Mary A. Fiori 
Jean McAuliffe 
Grack Tuckerman 
Dorothea Bjorkgren 



At 10:00 A.M. 
Constance S. Jones 

At 1:00 P.M. 
Kathleen E. Rhodes 
Katherine Lincoln 

At 4:30 P.M. 
Marion Douglas 
Jacquelyn McGuire 

All were sworn in by Town Clerk Frances L. Marks 

Democratic Party 
Presidential Preference 



Prel 



Pre 2 



Total 



Micheal S. Dukakis 
Albert Gore, Jr 



201 
21 



213 
20 



414 
41 



24 



Horenzo DiDonato 


9 


1 


1 


2 


Paul Simon 


10 


16 


24 


40 


Bruce Babbitt 


11 


3 


2 


5 


Richard E. Gephardt 


12 


51 


44 


95 


Jesse Jackson 


13 


85 


83 


168 


Gary Hart 


14 


6 





6 


Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. 


15 


1 


1 


2 


No Preference 


16 


6 


4 


10 


Edward Kennedy 




1 






Mario Como 




1 






Bill Bradley 




1 






Write-ins 






5 




Blanks 




8 


3 


11 


Total 




399 


400 


799 


State Committee Man 










Fredrick R. Koed 


21 


268 


304 


572 


Blanks 




130 


97 


227 


Total 




398 


401 


799 


State Committee Woman 










Norman J. Fenochietti 


28 


254 


271 


525 


Blanks 




146 


128 


274 


Total 




400 


399 


799 


Democratic Town Committee 










Group 1 


41 


170 


197 


358 


Gerry E. Studds 


42 


284 


284 


566 


Donna J. McGee 


43 


212 


282 


462 


Alice G. Daunt 


44 


224 


248 


471 


Patricia A. Laugelle 


45 


213 


257 


468 


Karen L. Corcoran 


46 


190 


221 


411 


Priscilla S. Tebbetts 


47 


224 


242 


463 


Chartis B. Langmaid 


48 


234 


255 


487 


Charlotte Leland 


49 


197 


216 


412 


Fredrick Koed 


50 


207 


254 


459 


Edwin H. Tebbetts 


51 


218 


236 


452 


Dorothea C. Bjorkgren 


52 


191 


220 


409 


Kirk S. Griffin 


53 


181 


208 


389 


Marjorie Griffin 


54 


181 


208 


389 


Jane D. Ellis 


55 


204 


222 


425 


Andrea L. Davis 


56 


181 


219 


400 


Janet L. Figueiredo 


57 


221 


253 


473 


Jean M. Salvador 


58 


207 


233 


439 



25 



Ronald Goodwin 


59 


216 


269 


Margaret R. Charles 


60 


213 


226 


LisaKoed 


61 


195 


228 


Julie D. McNabb 


62 


206 


237 


Mary D. Richard 


63 


198 


210 


Mary A. Fiori 


64 


191 


238 


Donna P. French 


65 


179 


212 


Marek L. Laas 


66 


177 


205 


James T. French 


67 


178 


208 


Sharon L. Becker 


68 


206 


228 


Jeremiah F. Barrett 


69 


186 


205 


Patricia Ann Walsh 


70 


204 


229 


Edward Lappen 


71 


190 


211 


Write Ins 








Elizabeth T. L. Laos 




3 


5 


Mary Murphy Goodwin 




3 


7 


John W. Trayers 




3 


5 


Eleanor A. Trayers 




3 


5 


Others 




1 


1 


Blanks 








Republican Party 








Presidential Preference 









Pre 1 Pre 2 



Pierre S. duPont, IV 


7 


10 


5 


Marion G. Robertson 


8 


10 


5 


George Bush 


9 


217 


175 


Alexander M. Haig, Jr. 


10 


2 


3 


Jack Kemp 


11 


26 


22 


Bob Dole 


12 


120 


80 


No Preference 


13 


4 


2 


Blanks 




7 


8 


Total 




395 


301 


State Committee Man 








Thomas J. Barry 


21 


250 


194 


Blanks 




145 


107 


Total 




395 


301 


State Committee Woman 








Paula E. Logan 


28 


336 


245 


Blanks 




59 


56 


Total 




395 


301 



26 



Republican Town Committee 










Group 1 


41 


174 


123 


297 


Juliette D. Guild 


42 


230 


159 


289 


Robert S. Pape 


43 


247 


203 


450 


Grace R. Tuckerman 


44 


216 


157 


373 


Paula E. Logan 


45 


259 


192 


451 


Mary Jeanette Murray 


46 


289 


229 


518 


Lillian M. Murray 


47 


227 


188 


415 


Martha K. Gjesteby 


48 


214 


186 


427 


Janet A Lahive 


49 


200 


146 


346 


Frederick E. Howe 


50 


207 


164 


317 


Frederick W. Toppan 


51 


185 


135 


320 


Patricia C. Buckley 


52 


238 


178 


416 


Nancy H. OToole 


53 


211 


152 


363 


Edward F. Woods 


54 


239 


164 


403 


Leonora C. Jenkins 


55 


192 


136 


328 


Anne S. Moore 


56 


193 


143 


339 


Jonathan R. Creighton 


57 


185 


140 


325 


Judith P. Volungis 


58 


222 


163 


385 


Margaret M. O'Donnell 


59 


201 


149 


350 


William D. Weeks 


60 


274 


206 


480 


George T. Jones, in 


61 


188 


142 


330 


Rosette N. Greco 


62 


205 


135 


340 


Rita M. Strong 


63 


204 


149 


353 


Robert C. Jordan, Jr. 


64 


235 


168 


403 


Barbara K. Bowman 


65 


206 


142 


348 


Willa D. Berents 


66 


195 


140 


335 


George L. Marlette, III 


67 


187 


140 


327 


Douglas R. Peck 


68 


197 


147 


344 


Claudia M. Story 


69 


210 


150 


360 


L. Christine Bassett 


70 


200 


145 


345 


Cynthia Johnson Whealler 


71 


186 


137 


323 


George B. Watts, Jr. 


72 


192 


141 


333 


Wilson M. Zildjian 


73 


197 


144 


341 


Christy Minos 


74 


190 


141 


331 


Betty Lou Pearce 


75 


207 


150 


357 


Janet W. MacLure 


76 


219 


164 


383 



At 9:30 p.m. the Presidential Primary was dissolved. 
A True Record 



ATTEST: 



Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk 



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Annual Town Meeting 

APRIL 2, 4, 5, & 6, 1988 

RANDOM SELECTIONS 

INDEX 



SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1988 



ARTICLE NO. 
RESOLUTION 

RESOLUTION 



RESOLUTION 



DESCRIPTION OF ARTICLE 

Students of Cohasset High 
Resolution by Joseph Nedrow 
Approved 

Dr. John Burns, Member of the Board of Health 

Resolution by Sharon Becker 

Approved 

To choose officers not required to be elected and various 

boards, committees, etc. 

Approved 

Reports of the various Town Officers for 1987. 
Approved 

Reports of committees. 
Approved 

Salaries & Compensation Elected Officers and Town 

departments. 

Approved 

Dr. Joseph Nedrow, Member of the Cohasset School 

Committee. 

Resolution by Diane Kornet 

Approved 

Salary & Rate Schedules Fiscal 1989 

List of Departments 

Approved 



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6 Salary schedule elected officials. 
Approved 

7 Reserve Fund — Approved 

8 DPW Bond of indemnity to Commonwealth of Mass. 
Approved 

9 Authorize Town Treasurer to borrow. 
Approved 

10 Appropriate $2,000 for mosquito control. 

Approved 



RANDOM SELECTION VOTED ON AT THIS TIME — APPROVED 

12 Construction of sidewalks for various town roads. 

Indefinitely postponed. 

21 Amend Art. XI, Personnel Compensation Plan, Sec. 5, 

paragraph 3 of subsection c. 
Approved 

23 Amend Art. XI, Personnel Compensation Plan, Sec. 6, 

subsection (n). 
Approved 

19 Amend Art. XI, Personnel Compensation Plan, Sec. 3, 

subsection (c). 
Approved 

36 Appropriated by taxation $ 15,000 for the Town's share of one 

class 1 ambulance for the 5 town mutual aid agreement. 
Approved 

15 Appropriate $55,000 for resurfacing certain streets. 

Indefinitely postponed. 

Request that Article 5 be reconsidered on Monday, April 4, 1988. 

39 Room occupancy tax of 4%. 

Approved 



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46 Create municipal housing authority. 
Defeated 

Request Article 6 be reconsidered on Monday, April 4, 1988. 

MONDAY EVENING APRIL 4, 1988 

32 Transfer Station. 
Approved 

56 Agreement for Town Solid Waste. 

Approved 

27 Borrow $32,000 for 1 school bus. 

Approved 

47 Amend Zoning Bylaw, Sec. 5, Area Regs, new paragraph 1 1 
to subsection 5.4. 

Indefinitely postponed. 

Article 5 — reconsidered. Motion failed. 

Article 6 — reconsidered. Motion failed. 

42 Appropriate from taxation $12,000 for 1st years installment 

on a 5/yr. lease purchase agreement on a dozer/grader. 
Approved 

RESOLUTION Lot Bates, Water Commissioner. 

Resolution by William Montuori. 
Approved 

18 Reconstruction, remodeling, etc. for Regional School in 

Hanover. 
Approved 

33 Installation of automatic sprinkler devices in lodging houses. 
Defeated 

16 Borrow $50,000 for a combination front-end loader & 

backhoe. 
Approved 

38 Raise by taxation $8,800 for purchasing additional hydraulic 



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rescue tools & equipment. 
Approved 

TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 1988 

49 Amendment of General Bylaws. 

Approved 

48 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Town and 

Cohasset Permanent Firefighters. 
Indefinitely postponed 

24 Borrow $70,000 to renovate science labs at Jr./Sr. High. 

Approved 

52 Petition General Court to enact legislation to create certain 

municipal revolving accounts. 
Approved 

35 Appropriate by taxation $26,500 for refurbishing Fire Dept. 

apparatus. 
Defeated 

37 Refurbish for $10,000 a 1982 Ford/Farrar 4-wheel drive 

pumper for Fire DepL 
Indefinitely postponed 

34 Adopt more stringent rules & regs. with respect to automatic 

sprinkler devices for new residential buildings. 
Defeated 

51 Authorization to borrow $1,100,000 under Article 16 of the 

Warrant for 10/26/87 Special Town Mtg. for an addition to the 
Police/Fire Station be rescinded. 
Voted to rescind 

29 $85,000 for purchasing & installing a de- watering system. 

Indefinitely postponed 

22 Amend Art. XI, Personnel & Compensation Plan. Add to Sec. 5 

new subsection (i). 
Approved 

3 1 Establish a Land Bank. 

Defeated 



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54 Amend Art. VII Safety & Public Order & add new subsection 3 1 . 
Indefinitely postponed 

RESOLUTION Resolution by James Gallagher — purpose to form a committee 

to consider the propriety for banning hunting within Cohasset. 
Approved 

55 Plans & specification connected with land to be taken for ceme- 
tery purposes. 

Indefinitely postponed 

14 Board of Selectmen be authorized to enter into a contract for the 

expenditure of funds allotted by the Commonwealth for con- 
struction/reconstruction of Town Roads. 
Approved 

43 Amend, Art. VII Safety & Public Order — add Sec. 32 — 

required recycling at Cedar Street Landfill. 
Approved 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 1988 

20 Art. XI, Personnel Classification & Compensation Plan be 

amended by adding to Sec. 4 a new subsection (c) Concurrent 
Service/Training Period. 
Approved 

28 Replacing & repairing window walls at rear section of Sr. High. 

Indefinitely postponed 

1 3 Longevity pay for elected officials. 

Indefinitely postponed 

1 7 Amend, Art. V., Appointed Standing Boards & Committees, Sec. 

2, subsections d & e. 
Indefinitely postponed 

45 Appropriate from taxation $18,000 for engineering services to 

conduct investigations at Cohasset Heights Landfill. 
Approved 

26 Appropriate from taxation $20,000 to repair slate roof at Joseph 

Osgood School. 
Approved 



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53 Designation of "Constitution Park". 

Approved 

1 1 Appropriate from taxation $70,000 for Triennial Revaluation. 

Approved 

30 Amend water rate schedule. 

Approved 

44 Appropriate from taxation ($68 ,290) for payment of engineering 

services to conduct a hydrogeological study and leachate collec- 
tion disposal. 
Approved 

41 Appropriate from taxation $50,000 for legal fees for Cohasset 

Heights Landfill. 
Approved 

25 Appropriate from taxation $ 16,000 for a stake body truck for the 

School DepL 
Approved 

40 Appropriate $ 1 1 6,000 for a chipper/shredder. 

Indefinitely postponed 

50 Appropriate from taxation $1,800 for performing engineering 

survey work at Milliken/Lillard Field. 
Approved 

Adjourned to Saturday, April 9, 1988 for the election of town officers at 8 a.m. 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING APRIL 2, 1988 

At the Annual Town Meeting held at the Cohasset High School Gymnasium at 10:00 
A.M. the following articles were contained in the warrant and acted upon as recorded. 

Checkers previously appointed for entrance by the Selectmen and sworn in by the Town 
Clerk, Frances L. Marks, at 9:00 A.M. were Margaret C. Heman, Kathleen M. Rhodes, 
Constance S. Jones, Marion Douglas, Jacquelyn McGuire, Janet McLure, and Katherine 
Lincoln. 

Tellers appointed by Moderator, William D. Weeks, at 10:00 A.M. were Grace R. 
Tuckerman, Arthur Lehr, Jr., Louise Hint, and Robin Pape. Robin Pape will be replaced in 
the afternoon session by Robert Pape. 



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The Moderator called the meeting to order at 10:20 A.M. and a quorum of 100 was 
present at that time. The Town Clerk proceeded to read the call of the meeting. Total 
registered voters checked in on the voting lists totaled 582 voters. 

Rev. Stephen Hall of the Beechwood Congregational Church gave the invocation. 

Members of the Cohasset Boy Scout troop presented the colors and called the pledge 
of allegiance to the flag. 

RESOLUTION BY DR. JOSEPH NEDROW, CHAIRMAN 
OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: 

WHEREAS the girls basketball team won the Division in State Championship with 
a record of 25-1; and 

WHEREAS the boys basketball team was a Division III State Finalist with a record of 
23-3; and 

WHEREAS the boys hockey team was a Division III South Sectional Finalist, with a 
record of 15-4; and 

WHEREAS the boys soccer team was a Division m State Finalist with a record of 20- 
2-2; and 

WHEREAS the boys wresding team qualified for the State Wrestling Tournament; and 

WHEREAS the drama workshop placed third among 77 schools state- wide and was 
chosen as an alternate to the New England finals; and 

WHEREAS three Cohasset art students received regional awards at the State Scholas- 
tic Art Show. 

Now, therefore, be it resolved that the citizens of Cohasset, in Town Meeting 
assembled, recognize the outstanding achievement of Cohasset High School students in 
extracurricular activities during the 1987-1988 school year. 

RESOLUTION adopted unanimously by a voice vote. 

RESOLUTION BY SHARON BECKER, CLERK 
OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH 



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BE IT RESOLVED THAT: 

The Board of Health members, Health Agent and Administrative Assistant, Town of 
Cohasset elected and appointed officials and citizens wish to extend a sincere thank you to 
Dr. John Burns for his exceptional services rendered to the Town during his term in office on 
the Board of Health. Under his wisdom, guidance, reasoning ability and sensitivity much has 
been accomplished for the Town and its people with Dr. Burns as chairman of the Board. 
John's conscientious efforts to see both points of view with compassion, equitability and 
fairness has given the Board a sense of consistency in its decisions. We thank you, John, 
sincerely, and wish you well in your future endeavors. We also thank the family of Dr. Burns 
for sharing him with us for those long night meetings, emergency telephone calls and all the 
necessary timely things that make a person a responsive, active and informed elected official. 
Good luck, John; we'll miss you. 

RESOLUTION adopted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 1. To choose all Town Officers not required to be elected by ballot. 

MOVED: That the appropriate appointing authority as set forth by General Laws, 
appoint all Town Officers not required to be elected by ballot. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 2. To act upon the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the 
Annual Town Report for 1987. 

MOVED: That the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual Town 
Report for 1987 be accepted. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 3. To hear the reports of any Committee heretofore chosen and act thereon. 

MOVED: That the report of any Committee heretofore chosen be heard, and that the 
reports of Town Committees be heard, accepted and that the Committees continue in office. 

Article 3 voted unanimously by a voice vote. 



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Advisory Committee Report 
Annual Town Meeting 

AprU 2, 1988 

The major task of the Advisory Committee is to recommend a town operating budget 
that serves the needs of Cohasset while still maintaining fiscal restraint. While our Committee 
feels it has achieved both those goals, the budget being presented for fiscal 1 989 is not within 
the limits of Proposition 2-1/2 and will require a favorable override ballot in order to be 
funded. 

The budget for fiscal 1989 of $10,438,683.75 (net of the self-supporting Water 
Department) includes an increase of $793,449.03 or 8% over the current year. 

Our budget review process was thorough and detailed. The budget we recommend does 
not enlarge or improve town services in any way. It merely maintains the current level of 
service in the face of escalating fixed costs, contractual obligations and insurance premiums. 
Insurance costs alone will increase $228,000. The school budget increased 6.9% with most 
of the additional going to cover a pending teacher contract 

Reduction of the operating budget to a level fundable within the limits of Proposition 
2- 1/2 would result in significant reduction in town services. 

Voters must keep in mind that approval of Article 4 at Town Meeting is not sufficient 
in itself to fund the budget The town must have a secret ballot on the question in order to 
authorize an override. Please remember that the override is an integral part of the original 
Proposition 2-1/2 legislation, devised in order to keep control of a town's financial decision- 
making in the hands of the people. It is not an attempt to get around the law. It is inevitable 
that in a society where costs are rising at a rate of 5 or 6% a year at least, a limit of only 2- 
1/2 % plus new growth in increased taxes will eventually create a situation such as Cohasset 
faces today. 

The other money articles in this warrant, not including those likely to be funded from 
borrowing or Water Department revenues, total about $368,000, all of which would have to 
be funded through an increase in the override. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Jane O. Goedecke, Chairman 
Arne K. Gjesteby, Vice-Chairman 
Martin G. Corry, Jr. 
William R. Lean, Jr. 



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Paul L. Lualdi 
Elizabeth J. Millard 
Margaret M. O'Donnell 
Dorothea Parmenter 



PROPOSITION 2-1/2 FACT SHEET 



WHAT IS PROPOSITION 2-1/2? This is the popular name for the legislation 
(Chapter 580 of the Acts of 1980) which imposed four limits, beginning in fiscal 1982, upon 
the tax levies of cities and towns. The law permits these limits to be exceeded by an "override" 
vote on a secret ballot question in an election (not by town meeting) . One limit is that property 
taxes cannot be increased, at town meeting, more than 2-1/2% above the previous year's 
taxes. Another limit is that property taxes may not exceed 2-1/2% of the full and fair value 
of the property. 

WHAT IS AN OVERRIDE? The law was designed to restrain increased spending, not 
to prevent it. Spending in excess of the limits must be recommended by the Board of 
Selectmen, and must be approved by majority vote on a ballot question. The law provides for 
six kinds of override. The most common are: to exceed the limit on the tax levy (majority 
vote); to exclude debt from the limit (majority vote); and to exclude capital outlay 
expenditures from the limit (requires majority vote on a ballot). 

Between 1982 and 1986, 68% of towns passed at least one override or exclusion. Votes 
to exclude debt or capital expenditures succeed about 75% of the time. Votes to override the 
levy limit fail about 60% of the time. 

WHAT IF THE TOWN MEETING APPROVES A BUDGET AND THE OVER- 
RIDE FAILS ON THE BALLOT? Town officials would have to decide either to cut 
services and call another town meeting to approve a reduced budget, or to call another ballot 
and again urge the voters to approve an override. Since the next fiscal year begins July 1, 
1988, a final resolution of the town's choice must be achieved by town meetings or special 
ballots before June 30. 

HOW DO OUR TAXES COMPARE WITH OTHER MASSACHUSETTS 
TOWNS? Statewide, the amount raised in property tax in 1987 was $1,313 per capita, on 
property valued at $40,807 per capita (3.2%). In Cohasset, the tax was $1 ,625 per capita on 
property valued at $76,839 per capita (2.1%). (Data from the Massachusetts Taxpayers 
Foundation.) 

Small towns have higher costs per capita. However, Cohasset real estate is currently 
assessed at about 60% of full and fair market value. 



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WHAT IS THE TAX SITUATION FOR THE STATE AS A WHOLE? In fiscal 
1987, property taxes in Massachusetts were 3.5% of personal income, compared with the 
national average of 3.3%. In 1978, property taxes statewide were 62% of municipal revenue. 
In 1987, property taxes were 46% of revenue. Local aid grew from 17% in 1978 to 31% of 
municipal revenue in 1987. State and local per capita expenditures in Massachusetts in fiscal 
1984 were $2,233. The U.S. average of state and local expenditure was $2,131. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to fix salaries and compensation of Elected 
Officers, and to see what sums the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, from available 
funds, or otherwise, for the payment of the salaries and compensation, expenses, equipment 
and outlays, capital and otherwise, of the several Town Departments for the ensuing fiscal 
year. 

APPENDIX A 

Advisory Committee's Recommendations, Article 4 
Annual Town Meeting April 2, 1988 







Expended and 








Dept. 


Appropriated 


Encumbered 


Appropriated 


Requested 


Recommended 


No. Appropriation Accounts 


Fiscal 1987 


Fiscal 1987 


Fiscal 1988 


Fiscal 1989 


Fiscal 1989 


GENERAL GOVERNMENT 










3 Selectmen: 












Personal Services 


$35,717.24 


$36,581.18 


$41,792.54 


$45,300.88 


45,300.88 


General Expenses 


11,650.00 


14,428.25 


11,400.00 


12,700.00 


12,700.00 


Capital Outlay 






5,800.00 






Equipment Rental 


5,300.00 


5,202.03 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Collective 












Bargaining 


10,000.00 


15,203.32 


10,000.00 


15,000.00 


15,000.00 


4 Executive Secretary: 












Personal Services 


35,200.00 


35,110.40 


39,453.63 


40,257.67 


40,257.67 


General Expenses 


1,165.00 


683.52 


1,015.00 


1,015.00 


1,015.00 


5 Parking Clerk: 












General Expenses 


1,500.00 


1,299.98 


1,500.00 


1,750.00 


1,750.00 


9 Moderator: 












Personal Services 


125.00 


125.00 


125.00 


125.00 


125.00 


11 Advisory Committee: 












Personal Services 


250.00 




100.00 






General Expenses 


310.00 


92.30 


310.00 


345.00 


345.00 


15 Elections & Town 












Meeting: 












Personal Services 


16,105.96 


15,138.43 


13,958.12 


15,630.01 


15,630.01 


General Expenses 


6,436.00 


6,405.75 


6,020.00 


9,268.00 


9,268.00 


Capital Outlay 


82.90 


80.47 


165.00 


550.00 




Town Meeting 













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Warrant 2,450.00 2,450.00 2,450.00 2,730.00 2,730.00 

19 Town Reports: 

General Expenses 6,175.00 6,998.00 6,175.00 7,075.00 7,075.00 

25 Town Accountant: 

Personal Services 56,589.25 46,047.04 57,429.65 57,669.00 57,669.00 
General Expenses 3,409.00 3,675.00 3,509.00 3,529.00 3,529.00 

Capital Outlay 150.00 150.00 150.00 

Central Computer 17,606.00 17,417.96 19,631.00 23,766.00 23,766.00 

29 Assessors: 

Personal Services 31,872.16 31,436.49 35,148.64 35,800.76 35,800.76 
General Expenses 18,195.00 16,286.05 19,567.15 23,672.66 23,672.66 

35 Treasurer-Collector: 

Personal Services 63,898.37 65,196.39 69,212.44 75,544.00 75,544.00 

General Expenses 8,109.50 8,659.50 10,995.00 13,470.00 13,470.00 

Capital Outlay 50.00 49.00 390.00 1,895.00 

Tax Liens/ 

Foreclosures 18,000.00 12,305.00 18,000.00 18,000.00 12,500.00 

Banking Services 20,000.00 20,000.00 4,862.00 4,862.00 4,862.00 

39 Town Clerk: 

Personal Services 37,479.03 34,479.03 41,197.99 42,519.19 42,519.19 
General Expenses 1,488.00 1,488.00 1,470.00 3,168.00 3,168.00 

Capital Outlay 70.00 70.00 250.00 182.00 182.00 

45 Law: 

General Expenses 12,000.00 32,000.00 12,000.00 12,000.00 12,000.00 
Town Counsel 64,000.00 98,988.59 75,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 

47 Personnel 

Committee: 

General Expenses 220.00 140.54 220.00 220.00 220.00 

61 Zoning Board of 
Appeals: 

Personal Services 2,023.96 2,209.96 2,168.90 2,280.06 2,280.06 

General Expenses 2,680.00 3,073.65 2,680.00 3,780.00 3,780.00 

63 Planning Board: 

Personal Services 7,684.00 4,119.58 8,332.00 8,783.24 8,783.24 

General Expenses 4,210.00 1,950.47 3,110.00 7,660.00 2,660.00 

Capital Outlay 475.00 475.00 250.00 750.00 750.00 

Engineering 

Services 20,000.00 15,116.62 20,000.00 20,000.00 10,000.00 

65 Town Hall: 

Personal Services 16,407.12 16,371.12 18,412.48 19,247.00 19,247.00 
General Expenses 11,505.00 15,272.16 11,830.00 14,980.00 14,980.00 

66 Town Buildings: 

General Expenses 3,575.00 3,147.02 3,575.00 2,775.00 2,775.00 

71 Pensions: 

Norfolk County 

Retirement 269,624.00 250,130.95 290,718.00 334,126.00 334,126.00 

Non-Contributory 

Pensions 3,300.00 3,316.80 3,800.00 3,800.00 3,800.00 



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Special Retirement 

Fund 50,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 

76 Insurance: 

General Expenses 260,48536 173,923.16 282,392.00 347,497.00 347,497.00 

Group Insurance 303,037.59 324,561.03 370,690.00 533,585.00 533,585.00 
91 Unclassified: 



General Expenses 


2,080.00 


1,750.52 


1,190.00 


1,190.00 


1,190.00 


Capital Outlay 


1,200.00 




700.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Stabilization Fund 


80,000.00 


80,000.00 


80,000.00 


80,000.00 


80,000.00 


Unemploy. Ins. 












Spec. Article 




1,353.36 


5,000.00 


6,000.00 


6,000.00 


Audit of Accounts 


6,000.00 


11,400.00 




12,000.00 


12,000.00 


So. Shore Coalition 












Spec. Article 






1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


So. Shore Assoc, for 












Retarded Citizens Spec. 










Article 






2,500.00 


2,500.00 


2,500.00 


TOTAL 








GENERAL 












GOVERNMENT 1,529,890.44 


1,486,358.62 


1,669,645.54 


1,997,697.47 


1,974,252.47 


PUBLIC SAFETY 












101 Police: 












Personal Services 


569,936.78 


557,557.22 


618,188.64 


628,833.37 


628,833.87 


General Expenses 


49,425.00 


37,692.37 


54,425.00 


54,425.00 


54,425.00 


Capital Outlay 
103 Fire: 

Personal Services 


38,729.00 


36,793.10 


40,201.00 


26,900.00 


26,900.00 


759,944.20 


709,703.93 


716,312.84 


704,677.00 


704,677.00 


General Expenses 


41,436.00 


38,039.12 


40,572.00 


46,886.00 


46,886.00 


Capital Outlay 


12,050.00 


12,037.21 


9,950.00 


12,580.00 


12,580.00 


Fire & Police 












Headquarters 


17,500.00 


17,613.55 


16,950.00 


16,950.00 


16,950.00 


Hydrant Services 


87,740.00 


85,592.72 


107,390.00 


107,765.00 


107,765.00 


Out of State Travel 


300.00 


300.00 


300.00 


300.00 


300.00 


109 Tree & Park: 












Personal Services 


73,824.19 


71,282.91 


82,628.64 


83,938.18 


83,938.18 


General Expenses 


26,015.00 


25,932.39 


24,215.00 


24,915.00 


24,915.00 


Capital Outlay 


19,650.00 


19,298.34 


16,800.00 


15,005.00 


9,855.00 


Personal Services 












Trust Fund 


2,100.00 


766.05 


1,510.00 


1,740.00 


1,740.00 


111 Harbor: 












Personal Services 


34,111.68 


34,103.30 


37,017.76 


36,116.00 


33,888.00 


General Expenses 


5,410.00 


5,709.48 


5,410.00 


7,815.00 


7,485.00 


Capital Outlay 


9,590.00 


9,190.00 


1,575.00 


9,580.00 


3,085.00 


1 12 Shellfish Constable: 












Personal Services 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


General Expenses 


220.00 


92.70 


220.00 


220.00 


220.00 



40 



113 Building Inspector: 












Personal Services 


41,302.20 


40,273.38 


45,208.24 


52,347.69 


52,347.69 


General Expenses 


8,812.13 


8,785.46 


9,165.00 


9,915.00 


9,915.00 


Capital Outlay 






600.00 


4,000.00 




119 Sealer of Weights 












& Measures: 












Personal Services 


750.00 


750.00 


750.00 


750.00 


750.00 


General Expenses 


350.00 




350.00 


200.00 


200.00 


Capital Outlay 








700.00 


700.00 


121 Wire: 












Personal Services 


61,592.56 


63,584.71 


73,913.28 


76,992.80 


76,992.80 


General Expenses 


9,395.00 


9,394.74 


9,805.00 


10,266.00 


10,266.00 


Capital Outlay 


3,525.00 


3,253.53 


1,760.00 


1,780.00 


1,780.00 


131 Civil Defense: 












Personal Services 


250.00 


200.00 


250.00 


250.00 


250.00 


General Expenses 


105.00 




105.00 


105.00 


105.00 


133 Dog Control: 












Personal Services 


3,292.00 


2,706.24 


3,292.00 


3,621.20 


3,621.20 


General Expenses 


2,175.00 


2,091.41 


2,160.00 


3,750.00 


3,300.00 


TOTAL PUBLIC 












SAFETY 


1,880,030.74 


1,793,243.86 


1,921,524.40 


1,943,823.24 


1,925,170.74 


SCHOOLS 












200 Schools: 












1100 SchoolCommittee 


43,995.00 


18,531.47 


56,795.00 


233,963.00 


233,963.00 


1200 Superin. Office 


82,950.00 


94,877.93 


83,550.00 


91,225.00 


91,225.00 


1210 AssL to the SupL 


116,247.00 


128,985.50 


123,498.00 


129,690.00 


129,690.00 


2100 Supervision 


31,391.00 


32,163.69 


36,287.00 


29,346.00 


29,346.00 


2200 Principals 


284,523.00 


287,771.41 


284,552.00 


320,583.00 


320,583.00 


2300 Teaching 2,687,498.00 


2,654,839.29 


2,849,383.00 


2,839,660.00 


2,839,660.00 


2400 Textbooks 


20,429.00 


15,643.60 


23,614.00 


24,917.00 


24,917.00 


2500 Library 


95,830.00 


101,971.99 


117,771.00 


120,128.00 


120,128.00 


2600 Audio-Visual 


13,096.00 


10,628.56 


14,449.00 


17,001.00 


17,001.00 


2700 Guidance 


150,952.00 


159,552.85 


173,551.00 


183,669.00 


183,669.00 


3100 Attendance 


12,530.00 


12,988.40 


13,838.00 


14,345.00 


14,345.00 


3200 Health 


41,488.00 


45,669.06 


43,617.00 


44,723.00 


44,723.00 


33 10 Operation of Buses 


88,860.00 


102,852.19 


92,574.00 


103,340.00 


103,340.00 


3350 Maintenance of Buses 28,300.00 


37,247.33 


26,300.00 


22,800.00 


22,800.00 


3370 Contracted Carriers 


24,000.00 


29,177.43 


22,500.00 


22,860.00 


22,860.00 


3510 Athletics 


103,736.00 


112,904.52 


112,137.00 


116,008.00 


116,008.00 


3520 Student Activities 


9,226.00 


9,177.32 


13,174.00 


13,170.00 


13,170.00 


41 10 Custodial 


234,997.00 


237,538.71 


249,883.00 


263,310.00 


263,310.00 


4120 Heat 


69,900.00 


49,642.97 


62,200.00 


62,200.00 


62,200.00 


4130 Utilities 


108,250.00 


97,165.99 


105,500.00 


104,600.00 


104,600.00 


4210 Maintenance/Grounds 10,000.00 


8,623.00 


9,000.00 


10,000.00 


10,000.00 


4220 Maintenance/Building60,800.00 


72,103.55 


68,700.00 


76,131.00 


76,131.00 


4230 Equip/Maint/Repairs 10,570.00 


8,403.15 


11,510.00 


13,060.00 


13,060.00 


5200 Fixed Expenditures 


8,000.00 


4,522.96 


2,600.00 


14,600.00 


14,600.00 



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7200 Improvement/Bldgs 2,700.00 
7300 Acquisition/Equip. 15,670.00 
7400 Replacement/Equip. 8,1 64.00 
9100 VocationalEducation 36,292.00 
9300 Other Than Public 128,024.00 



1,890.00 


1,500.00 


1,700.00 


1,700.00 


11,795.70 


19,554.00 


28,575.00 


28,575.00 


6,895.78 


12,540.00 


25,328.00 


25,328.00 


4,244.00 


4,244.00 






135,757.31 


149,090.00 


186,074.00 


186,074.00 



TOTAL LOCAL 
SCHOOLS 

S.S. /Regional 
School Assessment 36,292.00 36,292.00 24,187.00 20,035.00 20,035.00 



4,528,418.00 4,493,565.66 4,783,911.00 5,113,006.00 5,113,006.00 



TOTAL SCHOOLS 4,564,710.00 


4,529,857.66 


4,808,098.00 


5,133,041.00 


5,133,041.00 


300 HIGHWAY: 










Personal Services 


135,343.89 


133,539.02 


146,882.64 


153,119.17 


153,119.17 


General Expenses 


69,207.00 


69,129.62 


69,707.00 


69,707.00 


69,707.00 


Capital Outlay 


4,100.00 


3,979.00 


5,500.00 


17,800.00 


17,800.00 


Snow Removal 


45,000.00 


65,045.24 


45,000.00 


45,000.00 


45,000.00 


Street Lighting 


43,000.00 


38,181.69 


44,000.00 


44,000.00 


44,000.00 


Garage Expenses 


2,850.00 


2,069.11 


2,850.00 


2,850.00 


2,850.00 


Salt Shed 


500.00 


182.45 


400.00 


400.00 


400.00 


TOTAL HIGHWAYS 












& STREETS 


300,000.89 


312,126.13 


314,339.64 


332,876.17 


332,876.17 


SANITATION 












403 Landfill: 












Personal Services 


42,696.86 


43,595.15 


48,191.68 


49,707.00 


49,707.00 


General Expenses 


102,807.00 


110,760.36 


114,400.00 


172,385.00 


122,385.00 


Capital Outlay 


25,649.00 


26,848.56 


26,695.00 






Recycling: 












Personal Services 


7,063.00 


7,030.43 


7,924.63 


8,204.00 


8,204.00 


Recycling Expenses 


125.00 


270.40 


125.00 


125.00 


125.00 


Engineering 












Services 


6,900.00 


6,900.00 


5,200.00 


3,400.00 


3,400.00 


407 Sewer: 












Personal Services 


65,924.76 


52,372.67 


11,443.24 


10,206.88 


9,454.24 


General Expenses 


51,615.00 


81,191.46 


111,025.00 


138,400.00 


138,524.00 


Capital Outlay 


2,450.00 


8,993.49 


1,900.00 


2,100.00 


1,900.00 


TOTAL 












SANITATION 


305,230.62 


337,962.52 


326,904.55 


384,651.88 


333,575.24 


OTHER 












ENVIRONMENTAL 


i 










481 Historical Commission 












General Expenses 


85.00 


20.40 


85.00 


85.00 


85.00 


482 Common Historical 












District: 












General Expenses 


85.00 


85.0Q 


85.00 


85.00 


85.00 


483 Town Archivist: 













42 



Personal Services 
487 Conservation 
Commission: 



250.00 



250.00 250.00 



Personal Services 


4,585.42 


5,492.75 


3,450.00 


9,052.00 


9,052.00 


General Expenses 


3,040.00 


2,980.21 


2,130.00 


3,960.00 


3,860.00 


Capital Outlay 


200.00 


200.00 


300.00 






TOTAL OTHER 






ENVIRONMENTAL 


7,995.42 


8,778.36 


6,300.00 


13,432.00 


13,332.00 


HUMAN SERVICES 












501 Board of Health: 












Personal Services 


43,062.34 


44,450.88 


49,625.16 


53,727.00 


53,727.00 


General Expenses 


27,567.91 


27,837.17 


31,963.00 


55,111.00 


45,000.00 


Capital Outlay 


380.00 


338.97 


4,145.00 


1,160.00 


300.00 


502 Social Service 












League: 












General Expenses 


10,095.00 


10,094.00 


11,110.00 


12,745.00 


12,745.00 


531 Council on Aging: 












Personal Services 






18,578.42 


19,567.17 


19,567.17 


General Expenses 


3,440.00 


3,235.36 


4,705.00 


6,765.00 


6,765.00 


Capital Outlay 






1,100.00 


2,350.00 


550.00 


Senior Center 


11,086.00 


11,522.89 


3,900.00 


4,700.00 


4.700.00 


551 Veterans' Services: 












Personal Services 


1,600.00 


1,599.96 


1,600.00 


1,600.00 


1,600.00 


General Expenses 


10,700.00 


13,596.94 


10,200.00 


10,200.00 


10,200.00 


560 Fair Housing 












Committee: 












General Expenses 






100.00 


120.00 


120.00 


571 Cemeteries: 












Personal Services 


15,133.40 


13,667.52 


16,303.12 


15,350.64 


15,350.64 


General Expenses 


1,220.00 


1,207.29 


1,220.00 


1,335.00 


1335.00 


Capital Outlay 


1,350.00 


1,350.00 








Personal Serv. 












Trust Fund 


6,000.00 


5,149.00 


6,122.00 


6,600.00 


6,600.00 


Central Cemetery 


1,475.00 


1,475.00 




1,475.00 


1,475.00 


TOTAL HUMAN 






SERVICES 


133,109.65 


135,524.98 


160,671.70 


192,805.81 


180,034.81 


CULTURE AND RECREATION 










601 Library: 












Personal Services 


142,606.76 


142,606.12 


157,387.54 


160,806.20 


160,806.20 


General Expenses 


54,730.00 


54,378.61 


57,861.00 


60,718.00 


60,718.00 


Capital Outlay 


600.00 


600.00 


8,350.00 






General Exp. 












Trust Fund 


5,000.00 


5,000.00 








621 Recreation: 












Personal Services 


41,783.83 


41,926.28 


47,694.50 


57.031.50 


57.031.50 


General Expenses 


5,605.00 


5,371.83 


7,455.00 


7.305.00 


7305.00 



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Capital Outlay 








7,061.00 




643 Celebrations: 












General Expenses 


900.00 


1,305.80 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


647 Constitution Committee: 










General Expenses 






250.00 


50.00 


50.00 


TOTAL CULTURE & 












RECREATION 


251,225.59 


251,188.64 


280,498.04 


294,471.70 


287,410.70 


DEBT SERVICE 












700 Debt Service: 












Maturing Debt- 












Principal 


267,548.00 


267,548.00 


165,794.00 


213,108.00 


213,108.00 


Interest 


98,943.00 


59,620.51 


85,559.00 


212,232.62 


187,982.62 


TOTAL DEBT 












SERVICE 


366,491.00 


327,168.51 


251,353.00 


425,340.62 


401,090.62 


WATER DEPT.— SELF SUPPORTING 








Personal Services 


223,619.44 


216,794.14 


250,428.98 


247,178.98 


247,178.98 


General Expenses 


138,084.00 


107,072.67 


137,950.00 


156,155.00 


156,155.00 


Capital Outlay 


12,995.00 


8,653.01 


14,525.00 


2,300.00 


2,300.00 


Norfolk 












Retirement System 


37,000.00 


34,335.05 


37,000.00 


42,524.00 


42,524.00 


Insurance Expenses 


47,600.00 


24,218.00 


49,028.00 


42,543.00 


42,543.00 


Group Insurance 


16,456.71 


17,959.79 


20,880.51 


27,810.96 


27,810.96 


Maturing Debt 


99,000.00 


99,000.00 


99,000.00 


99,000.00 


99,000.00 


Interest 


133,937.50 


133,937.50 


128,212.50 


122,487.50 


122,487.50 


New Truck Special 












Article 


10,000.00 


7,590.00 








Upgrade Computer 












System 


4,400.00 


2,606.45 








Fees Related to 












Lily Pond 


6,000.00 


5,239.25 








Major Roof 












Repairs Spec. 












Article 






62,000.00 


16,740.00 


16,740.00 


TOTAL WATER 












DEPARTMENT 


729,092.65 


657,405.86 


799,024.99 


756,739.44 


756,739.44 


GRAND TOTAL 












BUDGET 












ARTICLE 












$10,067,777.00 


$9,839,615.14 $10,538,359.86 $11,474,879.33 $11,337,523.19 



44 



APPENDIX B 

CAPITAL OUTLAY ALLOTMENTS 

Other than Schools 

NOTE: The term Capital Outlay covers an expenditure of $200.00 or more for 
equipment or of $500.00 or more for the reconstruction or establishment of a physical 
betterment, the useful life of which is expected to exceed two years. Separate line appropria- 
tions are shown for these items since they represent special and specific allotments and are 
intended to be expended solely for the purposes indicated. 





July 1, 1988 








June 30, 1989 - 




Total 


Town Clerk: 








File Cabinet 






182.00 


Planning Board: 








Typewriter 




700.00 




Typewriter Table 




50.00 


750.00 


Unclassified: 








Flagpole Maintenance 






700.00 


Police: 








(2) Vehicles and Accessories 




25,000.00 




Conference room table and desk chairs 


1,300.00 




Typewriter 




600.00 


26,900.00 


Fire: 








4" Hose 




6,000.00 




4" Hosegates 




2,400.00 




2-1/2" Nozzles 




1,480.00 




1-1/2" Nozzles 




1,080.00 




Pump Siamese 




900.00 




2-1/2" Gates 




720.00 


12,580.00 


Tree and Park: 








Refurbish Legion Memorial 




4,000.00 




Pressure cleaner 




2,000.00 




Refurbish overseeder 




1 ,200.00 




Fence Milliken Field 




1,000.00 




Chainsaw 




990.00 




Leaf blower 




665.00 


9,855.00 


Harbor: 








Repairs to storage & office building 




3,085.00 


Sealer of Weights & Measures: 









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Cube weight set 

Press and dyes 
Wire Inspector: 

Portable radio & charges 

Refurbish '81 Ford truck 

Electro- voice microphones 

Outer fire alarm case 
Highway: 

Roto-rooter 

10 foot salt/sand spreader 
Sewer 

Right chains 

Air conditioner, 2 office chairs, laboratory stool 
Board of Health: 

Health agent safety equip. 
Council on Aging: 

Desk and chair 

Water Dept 

Engineering services 
Parking & road repair 
Power supply 



TOTALS 



625.00 
75.00 


700.00 


700.00 
500.00 
315.00 
265.00 


1,780.00 


9,800.00 
8,000.00 


17,800.00 


1300.00 

600.00 


1,900.00 




300.00 




550.00 
$77,082.00 




1,000.00 

1,000.00 

300.00 

$2,300.00 




$79,382.00 



ARTICLE 4. MOVED: That this Articlebe considered, covered and acted upon in one vote; 
that the sum of $1 1,193,143.13 is appropriated, the sum of $95,832.00 for salaries of elected 
Town Officials as follows: Town Clerk, $25,856.00; Clerk, Board of Registrars, $329.00; 
Highway Surveyor, $30,161.00; Moderator, $125.00; Treasurer/Collector, $30,161.00; Se- 
lectmen, $5,500.00; Assessors, $3,700.00; for the ensuing fiscal year and that 
$11,097,311.16 for Personal Services, Expenses and Capital Outlays, Interest, Maturing 
Debt and other charges for various departments for the ensuing year being recommended for 
all purposes, as shown in Appendix A, pages 4 through 16 inclusive, of the Annual Town 
Meeting Warrant for April 2, 1988, a copy of which Appendix is filed herewith and to meet 
the appropriation the following be transferred from Wadleigh Park Trust $400.00; Robert 
Charles Billings $88.00, and Billings-Pratt Trust $77.00; Wheelwright $1,175.00; Income 
from Trust Funds-Cemeteries; Woodside $4,620.00, Beechwood $480.00; and the balance 
as follows: from Water Revenue $756,739.44, and from Taxation the sum of $ 10,429,563.69. 



46 



APPENDIX A 

Advisory Committee's Recommendations, Article 4 
Annual Town Meeting April 2, 1988 

Expended and 
Dept. Appropriated Encumbered Appropriated Requested Recommended 

No. Appropriation Accounts Fiscal 1987 Fiscal 1987 Fiscal 1988 Fiscal 1989 Fiscal 1989 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

3 Selectmen: 

Personal Services $35,717.24 $36,581.18 $41,792.54 $45,300.88 $45,300.88 





General Expenses 


11,650.00 


14,428.25 


11,400.00 


12,700.00 


11,300.00 




Capital Outlay 






5,800.00 








Equipment Rental 


5,300.00 


5,202.03 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 




Collective 














Bargaining 


10,000.00 


15,203.32 


10,000.00 


15,000.00 


15,000.00 


4 


Executive Secretary: 














Personal Services 


35,200.00 


35,110.40 


39,453.63 


40,257.67 


40,257.67 




General Expenses 


1,165.00 


683.52 


1,015.00 


1,015.00 


1,015.00 


5 


Parking Clerk: 














General Expenses 


1,500.00 


1,299.98 


1,500.00 


1,750.00 


1,750.00 


9 


Moderator: 














Personal Services 


125.00 


125.00 


125.00 


125.00 


125.00 


11 


Advisory Committee: 
Personal Services 


250.00 




100.00 








General Expenses 


310.00 


92.30 


310.00 


345.00 


345.00 


15 


Elections & Town 
Meeting: 














Personal Services 


16,105.96 


15,138.43 


13,958.12 


15,630.01 


15,630.01 




General Expenses 


6,436.00 


6,405.75 


6,020.00 


9,268.00 


9,268.00 




Capital Outlay 


82.90 


80.47 


165.00 


550.00 






Town Meeting 














Warrant 


2,450.00 


2,450.00 


2,450.00 


2,730.00 


2,730.00 


19 


Town Reports: 














General Expenses 


6,175.00 


6,998.00 


6,175.00 


7,075.00 


7,075.00 


25 


Town Account 














Personal Services 


56,589.25 


46,047.04 


57,429.65 


57,669.00 


57,669.00 




General Expenses 


3,409.00 


3,675.00 


3,509.00 


3,529.00 


3,529.00 




Capital Outlay 


150.00 


150.00 


150.00 








Central Computer 


17,606.00 


17,417.96 


19,631.00 


23,766.00 


23,766.00 


29 


Assessors: 














Personal Services 


31,872.16 


31,436.49 


35,148.64 


35,800.76 


35,800.76 




General Expenses 


18,195.00 


16,286.05 


19,567.15 


23,672.66 


23,672.66 


35 


Treasurer-Collector: 














Personal Services 


63,898.37 


65,196.39 


69,212.44 


75,544.00 


75,544.00 




General Expenses 


8,109.50 


8,659.50 


10,995.00 


13,470.00 


13,470.00 




Capital Outlay 


50.00 


49.00 


390.00 


1,895.00 





47 



18,000.00 
20,000.00 


12,305.00 
20,000.00 


18,000.00 
4.862.00 


18,000.00 
4,862.00 


12,500.00 
4,862.00 


37,479.03 

1,488.00 

70.00 


34,479.03 

1,488.00 

70.00 


41,197.99 

1,470.00 

250.00 


42,519.19 

3,168.00 

182.00 


42,519.19 

3,168.00 

182.00 


12,000.00 
64,000.00 


32,000.00 
98,988.59 


12,000.00 
75,000.00 


12,000.00 
75,000.00 


12,000.00 
75,000.00 



Tax Liens/ 

Foreclosures 

Banking Services 
39 Town Clerk: 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 
45 Law: 

General Expenses 

Town Counsel 
47 Personnel 

Committee: 

General Expenses 220.00 140.54 220.00 220.00 220.00 

61 Zoning Board of 

Appeals: 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 
63 Planning Board: 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

Engineering 

Services 

65 Town Hall: 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 

66 Town Buildings: 

General Expenses 3,575.00 3,147.02 3,575.00 2,775.00 2,775.00 

71 Pensions: 

Norfolk County 

Retirement 269,624.00 250,130.95 290,718.00 334,126.00 334,126.00 

Non-Contributory 

Pensions 3,300.00 3,316.80 3,800.00 3,800.00 3,800.00 

Special Retirement 

Fund 50,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 -0- 

76 Insurance: 

General Expenses 260,485.36 173,923.16 282,392.00 347,497.00 347,497.00 

Group Insurance 303,037.59 324,561.03 370,690.00 533,585.00 533,585.00 
91 Unclassified: 

General Expenses 2,080.00 1,750.52 1,190.00 1,190.00 1,190.00 

Capital Outlay 1,200.00 700.00 700.00 -0- 

Stabilization Fund 80,000.00 80,000.00 80,000.00 80,000.00 -0- 

Unemploy. Ins. 

Spec. Article 1,353.36 5,000.00 6,000.00 6,000.00 

Audit of Accounts 6,000.00 11,400.00 12,000.00 12,000.00 

So. Shore Coalition 

Spec. Article 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 

So. Shore Assoc, for 



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2,023.96 
2,680.00 


2,209.96 
3,073.65 


2,168.90 
2,680.00 


2,280.06 
3,780.00 


-0- 
3,280.00 


7,684.00 

4,210.00 

475.00 


4,119.58 

1,950.47 

475.00 


8,332.00 

3,110.00 

250.00 


8,783.24 

7,660.00 

750.00 


8,783.24 

2,660.00 

750.00 


20,000.00 


15,116.62 


20,000.00 


20,000.00 


10,000.00 


16,407.12 
11,505.00 


16,371.12 
15,272.16 


18,412.48 
11,830.00 


19,247.00 
14,980.00 


19,247.00 
14,980.00 



Retarded Citizens Spec. 
Article 



2,500.00 



2,500.00 



2,500.00 



TOTAL 

GENERAL 

GOVERNMENT 1,529,890.44 1,486,358.62 1,669,645.54 1,997,697.47 1,839,872.41 



PUBLIC SAFETY 












101 Police: 












Personal Services 


569,936.78 


557,557.22 


618,188.64 


628,833.37 


628,833.87 


General Expenses 


49,425.00 


37,692.37 


54,425.00 


54,425.00 


54,425.00 


Capital Outlay 


38,729.00 


36,793.10 


40,201.00 


26,900.00 


26,900.00 


103 Fire: 












Personal Services 


759,944.20 


709,703.93 


716,312.84 


704,677.00 


704,677.00 


General Expenses 


41,436.00 


38,039.12 


40,572.00 


46,886.00 


46,886.00 


Capital Outlay 


12,050.00 


12,037.21 


9,950.00 


12,580.00 


9,580.00 


Fire & Police 












Headquarters 


17,500.00 


17,613.55 


16,950.00 


16,950.00 


16,950.00 


Hydrant Services 


87,740.00 


85,592.72 


107,390.00 


107,765.00 


107,765.00 


Out of State Travel 


300.00 


300.00 


300.00 


300.00 


300.00 


109 Tree & Park: 












Personal Services 


73,824.19 


71,282.91 


82,628.64 


83,938.18 


83,938.18 


General Expenses 


26,015.00 


25,932.39 


24,215.00 


24,915.00 


23,415.00 


Capital Outlay 


19,650.00 


19,298.34 


16,800.00 


15,005.00 


5,855.00 


Personal Services 












Trust Fund 


2,100.00 


766.05 


1,510.00 


1,740.00 


1,740.00 


111 Harbor: 












Personal Services 


34,111.68 


34,103.30 


37,017.76 


36,116.00 


33,888.00 


General Expenses 


5,410.00 


5,709.48 


5,410.00 


7,815.00 


7,485.00 


Capital Outlay 


9,590.00 


9,190.00 


1,575.00 


9,580.00 


3,085.00 


112 Shellfish Constable: 












Personal Services 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


General Expenses 


220.00 


92.70 


220.00 


220.00 


220.00 


113 Building Inspector: 












Personal Services 


41,302.20 


40,273.38 


45,208.24 


52,347.69 


52,347.69 


General Expenses 


8,812.13 


8,785.46 


9,165.00 


9,915.00 


9,915.00 


Capital Outlay 






600.00 


4,000.00 




119 Sealer of Weights 












& Measures: 












Personal Services 


750.00 


750.00 


750.00 


750.00 


750.00 


General Expenses 


350.00 




350.00 


200.00 


200.00 


Capital Outlay 








700.00 


700.00 


121 Wire: 












Personal Services 


61,592.56 


63,584.71 


73,913.28 


76,992.80 


76,992.80 


General Expenses 


9,395.00 


9,394.74 


9,805.00 


10,266.00 


10,266.00 


Capital Outlay 


3,525.00 


3,253.53 


1,760.00 


1,780.00 


1,780.00 



49 



131 Civil Defense: 












Personal Services 


250.00 


200.00 


250.00 


250.00 


250.00 


General Expenses 


105.00 




105.00 


105.00 


105.00 


133 Dog Control: 












Personal Services 


3,292.00 


2,706.24 


3,292.00 


3,621.20 


3,621.20 


General Expenses 


2,175.00 


2,091.41 


2,160.00 


3,750.00 


3,300.00 


TOTAL PUBLIC " 












SAFETY 1,880,030.74 


1,793,243.86 


1,921,524.40 


1,943,823.24 


1,916,670.74 


SCHOOLS 












200 Schools: 












1100 School Committee 43,995.00 


18,531.47 


56,795.00 


233,963.00 


233,963.00 


1200 Superintendent's 












Office 


82,950.00 


94,877.93 


83,550.00 


91,225.00 


91,225.00 


1210 Asst. to the Supt. 


116,247.00 


128,985.50 


123,498.00 


129,690.00 


129,690.00 


2100 Supervision 


31,391.00 


32,163.69 


36,287.00 


29,346.00 


29,346.00 


2200 Principals 


284,523.00 


287,771.41 


284,552.00 


320,583.00 


320,583.00 


2300 Teaching 2,687,498.00 


2,654,839.29 


2,849,383.00 


2,839,660.00 


2,839,660.00 


2400 Textbooks 


20,429.00 


15,643.60 


23,614.00 


24,917.00 


24,917.00 


2500 Library 


95,830.00 


101,971.99 


117,771.00 


120,128.00 


120,128.00 


2600 Audio-Visual 


13,096.00 


10,628.56 


14,449.00 


17,001.00 


17,001.00 


2700 Guidance 


150,952.00 


159,552.85 


173,551.00 


183,669.00 


183,669.00 


3100 Attendance 


12,530.00 


12,988.40 


13,838.00 


14,345.00 


14,345.00 


3200 Health 


41,488.00 


45,669.06 


43,617.00 


44,723.00 


44,723.00 


33 10 Operat of Buses 


88,860.00 


102,852.19 


92,574.00 


103,340.00 


103,340.00 


3350 Maint. of Buses 


28,300.00 


37,247.33 


26,300.00 


22,800.00 


22,800.00 


3370 Contracted 












Carriers 


24,000.00 


29,177.43 


22,500.00 


22,860.00 


22,860.00 


3510 Athletics 


103,736.00 


112,904.52 


112,137.00 


116,008.00 


116,008.00 


3520 Student Activities 9,226.00 


9,177.32 


13,174.00 


13,170.00 


13,170.00 


41 10 Custodial 


234,997.00 


237,538.71 


249,883.00 


263,310.00 


263,310.00 


4120 Heat 


69,900.00 


49,642.97 


62,200.00 


62,200.00 


62,200.00 


4130 Utilities 


108,250.00 


97,165.99 


105,500.00 


104,600.00 


104,600.00 


4210 Maint./Grounds 


10,000.00 


8,623.00 


9,000.00 


10,000.00 


10,000.00 


4220 MainL /Building 


60,800.00 


72,103.55 


68,700.00 


76,131.00 


76,131.00 


4230 Equip/Maint./ 












Repairs 


10,570.00 


8,403.15 


11,510.00 


13,060.00 


13,060.00 


5200 FixedExpenditur< 


ess 8,000.00 


4,522.96 


2,600.00 


14,600.00 


14,600.00 


7200 Improve./Bldgs. 


2,700.00 


1,890.00 


1,500.00 


1,700.00 


1,700.00 


7300 Acquisition/Equip. 15,670.00 


11,795.70 


19,554.00 


28,575.00 


28,575.00 


7400 Replace./Equip. 


8,164.00 


6,895.78 


12,540.00 


25,328.00 


25,328.00 


9100 Vocat.Education 


36,292.00 


4,244.00 


4,244.00 






9300 Other Than Public 128,024.00 


135,757.31 


149,090.00 


186,074.00 


186,074.00 



TOTAL LOCAL 

SCHOOLS 4,528,418.00 4,493,565.66 4,783,911.00 5,113,006.00 5,113,006.00 

S.S./Regional 
School Assessment 36,292.00 36,292.00 24,187.00 20,035.00 20,035.00 

TOTAL SCHOOLS 4,564,710.00 4,529,857.66 4,808,098.00 5,133,041.00 5,133,041.00 

50 



300 HIGHWAY: 












Personal Services 


135,343.89 


133,539.02 


146,882.64 


153,119.17 


153,119.17 


General Expenses 


69,207.00 


69,129.62 


69,707.00 


69,707.00 


69,707.00 


Capital Outlay 


4,100.00 


3,979.00 


5,500.00 


17,800.00 


17,800.00 


Snow Removal 


45,000.00 


65,045.24 


45,000.00 


45,000.00 


45,000.00 


Street Lighting 


43,000.00 


38,181.69 


44,000.00 


44,000.00 


44,000.00 


Garage Expenses 


2,850.00 


2,069.11 


2,850.00 


2,850.00 


2,850.00 


Salt Shed 


500.00 


182.45 


400.00 


400.00 


400.00 


TOTAL HIGHWAYS 












& STREETS 


300,000.89 


312,126.13 


314,339.64 


332,876.17 


332,876.17 


SANITATION 












403 Landfill: 












Personal Services 


42,696.86 


43,595.15 


48,191.68 


49,707.00 


49,707.00 


General Expenses 


102,807.00 


110,760.36 


114,400.00 


172,385.00 


122,385.00 


Capital Outlay 


25,649.00 


26,848.56 


26,695.00 






Recycling: 












Personal Services 


7,063.00 


7,030.43 


7,924.63 


8,204.00 


8,204.00 


Recycling Expenses 


125.00 


270.40 


125.00 


125.00 


125.00 


Engineering 












Services 


6,900.00 


6,900.00 


5,200.00 


3,400.00 


3,400.00 


407 Sewer: 












Personal Services 


65,924.76 


52,372.67 


11,443.24 


10,206.88 


9,454.24 


General Expenses 


51,615.00 


81,191.46 


111,025.00 


138,400.00 


138,400.00 


Capital Outlay 


2,450.00 


8,993.49 


1,900.00 


2,100.00 


1,900.00 


TOTAL 












SANITATION 


305,230.62 


337,962.52 


326,904.55 


384,651.88 


333,575.24 


OTHER 






ENVIRONMENTAL 












481 Historical Commission 












General Expenses 


85.00 


20.40 


85.00 


85.00 


85.00 


482 Common Historical 












District 












General Expenses 


85.00 


85.00 


85.00 


85.00 


85.00 


483 Town Archivist: 












Personal Services 






250.00 


250.00 


250.00 


487 Conservation 












Commission: 












Personal Services 


4,585.42 


5,492.75 


3,450.00 


9,052.00 


9,052.00 


General Expenses 


3,040.00 


2,980.21 


2,130.00 


3,960.00 


3,860.00 


Capital Outlay 


200.00 


200.00 


300.00 






TOTAL OTHER 






ENVIRONMENTAL 


7,995.42 


8,778.36 


6,300.00 


13,432.00 


13,332.00 



HUMAN SERVICES 

501 Board of Health: 

Personal Services 43,062.34 



44,450.88 49,625.16 53,727.00 53,727.00 



51 



General Expenses 


27,567.91 


27,837.17 


31,963.00 


55,111.00 


45,000.00 


Capital Outlay 


380.00 


338.97 


4,145.00 


1,160.00 


300.00 


502 Social Service 












League: 












General Expenses 


10,095.00 


10,094.00 


11,110.00 


12,745.00 


12,745.00 


531 Council on Aging: 












Personal Services 






18,578.42 


19,567.17 


19,567.17 


General Expenses 


3,440.00 


3,235.36 


4,705.00 


6,765.00 


6,765.00 


Capital Outlay 






1,100.00 


2,350.00 


550.00 


Senior Center 


11,086.00 


11,522.89 


3,900.00 


4,700.00 


4,700.00 


551 Veterans' Services: 












Personal Services 


1,600.00 


1,599.96 


1,600.00 


1,600.00 


1,600.00 


General Expenses 


10,700.00 


13,596.94 


10,200.00 


10,200.00 


10,200.00 


560 Fair Housing 












Committee: 












General Expenses 






100.00 


120.00 


120.00 


571 Cemeteries: 












Personal Services 


15,133.40 


13,667.52 


16,303.12 


15,350.64 


15,350.64 


General Expenses 


1,220.00 


1,207.29 


1,220.00 


1,335.00 


1,335.00 


Capital Outlay 


1,350.00 


1,350.00 








Personal Serv. 












Trust Fund 


6,000.00 


5,149.00 


6,122.00 


6,600.00 


5,100.00 


Central Cemetery 


1,475.00 


1,475.00 




1,475.00 


1,475.00 


TOTAL HUMAN 






SERVICES 


133,109.65 


135,524.98 


160,671.70 


192,805.81 


178,534.81 


CULTURE AND RECREATION 










601 Library: 












Personal Services 


142,606.76 


142,606.12 


157,387.54 


160,806.20 


160,806.20 


General Expenses 


54,730.00 


54,378.61 


57,861.00 


60,718.00 


60,718.00 


Capital Outlay 


600.00 


600.00 


8,350.00 






General Exp. 












Trust Fund 


5,000.00 


5,000.00 








621 Recreation: 












Personal Services 


41,783.83 


41,926.28 


47,694.50 


57,031.50 


57,031.50 


General Expenses 


5,605.00 


5,371.83 


7,455.00 


7,305.00 


7,305.00 


Capital Outlay 








7,061.00 




643 Celebrations: 












General Expenses 


900.00 


1,305.80 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


647 Constitution Committee: 










General Expenses 


t 




250.00 


50.00 


50.00 


TOTAL CULTURE .5 






RECREATION 


251,225.59 


251,188.64 


280,498.04 


294,471.70 


287,410.70 


DEBT SERVICE 












700 Debt Service: 












Maturing Debt- 












Principal 


267,548.00 


267,548.00 


165,794.00 


213,108.00 


213,108.00 



52 



Interest 



98,943.00 



59,620.51 85,559.00 212,232.62 187,982.62 



TOTAL DEBT 












SERVICE 


366.491.00 
,F SUPPORT 


327,168.51 


251.353.00 


425.340.62 


401.090.62 


WATER DEPT.-SE1 


ING 




Personal Services 


223,619.44 


216,794.14 


250,428.98 


247,178.98 


247,178.98 


General Expenses 


138,084.00 


107,072.67 


137,950.00 


156,155.00 


156,155.00 


Capital Outlay 


12,995.00 


8,653.01 


14,525.00 


2,300.00 


2,300.00 


Norfolk 












Retirement System 


37,000.00 


34,335.05 


37,000.00 


42,524.00 


42,524.00 


Insurance Expenses 


47,600.00 


24,218.00 


49,028.00 


42,543.00 


42,543.00 


Group Insurance 


16,456.71 


17,959.79 


20,880.51 


27,810.96 


27,810.96 


Maturing Debt 


99,000.00 


99,000.00 


99,000.00 


99,000.00 


99,000.00 


Interest 


133,937.50 


133,937.50 


128,212.50 


122,487.50 


122,487.50 


New Truck Special 












Article 


10,000.00 


7,590.00 








Upgrade Computer 












System 


4,400.00 


2,606.45 








Fees Related to 












Lily Pond 


6,000.00 


5,239.25 








Major Roof 












Repairs SpecArticle 






62,000.00 


16,740.00 


16,740.00 


TOTAL WATER 








DEPARTMENT 


729,092.65 


657,405.86 


799,024.99 


756,739.44 


756,739.44 


GRAND TOTAL 












BUDGET 












ARTICLE 












$10,067,777.00 


$9,839,615.14 $10,538,359.86 $11,474,879.33 $11,193,143.13 



APPENDIX B 

CAPITAL OUTLAY ALLOTMENTS 

Other than Schools 

NOTE: The term Capital Outlay covers an expenditure of $200.00 or more for 
equipment or of $500.00 or more for the reconstruction or establishment of a physical 
betterment, the useful life of which is expected to exceed two years. Separate line appropria- 
tions are shown for these items since they represent special and specific allotments and are 
intended to be expended solely for the purposes indicated. 



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July 1, 1988 






June 30, 1989 




Town Clerk: 






File Cabinet 






Planning Board: 






Typewriter 




700.00 


Typewriter Table 




50.00 


Unclassified: 






Flagpole Maintenance 






Police: 






(2) Vehicles and Accessories 




25,000.00 


Conference room table and desk chairs 


1,300.00 


Typewriter 




600.00 


Fire: 






4" Hose 




3,000.00 


4" Hosegates 




2,400.00 


2-1/2" Nozzles 




1,480.00 


1-1/2 M Nozzles 




1,080.00 


Pump Siamese 




900.00 


2-1/2" Gates 




720.00 


Tree and Park: 






Refurbish Legion Memorial 




-0- 


Pressure cleaner 




2,000.00 


Refurbish overseeder 




1 ,200.00 


Fence Milliken Field 




1,000.00 


Chainsaw 




990.00 


Leaf blower 




665.00 


Harbor: 






Repairs to storage & office building 




Sealer of Weights & Measures: 






Cube weight set 




625.00 


Press and dyes 




75.00 


Wire Inspector: 






Portable radio & charges 


V 


700.00 


Refurbish '81 Ford truck 




500.00 


Electro- voice microphones 




315.00 


Outer fire alarm case 




265.00 


Highway: 






Roto-rooter 




9,800.00 


10 foot salt/sand spreader 




8,000.00 


Sewer: 






Right chains 




1,300.00 


Air conditioner, 2 office chairs, 


laboratory stool 


600.00 



Total 



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Board of Health: 

Health agent safety equip. 300.00 

Council on Aging: 

Desk and chair 550.00 

$69382.00 

Water Dept 

Engineering services 1 ,000.00 

Parking & road repair 1 ,000.00 

Power supply 300.00 

$2,300.00 



TOTALS $71,682.00 

Article 4. Voted by a voice vote. 



RESOLUTION BY DIANE D. KORNET 
OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

WHEREAS Joseph R. Nedrow has given generously of his time and talent for the past 
six years on the Cohasset School Committee, and 

WHEREAS his devotion to the young people of our community has always been 
paramount, and 

WHEREAS the Cohasset School Committee has enjoyed less conflict and an increased 
sense of shared common goals during the years of his leadership, and 

WHEREAS the benefit of his considerable ability as lobbyist and facilitator on behalf 
of education in general, and the interests of Cohasset in particular has been felt by our 
Committee, the staff, and the students of Cohasset, 

Now therefore be it resolved that this Town Meeting extend its sincere appreciation and 
thanks to the retiring Chairman of the School Committee, Joseph R. Nedrow. 

RESOLUTION voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

At 1: 15 P.M. it was moved by Rocco Laugelle to break for lunch for approximately 45 
minutes. The meeting reconvened at 2: 10 P.M. 

At this time the Moderator recognized Mary Jeanette Murray, State Representative for 
Cohasset 



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Article 5. To hear and act upon the report and recommendations of the Personnel Committee, 
and to see if the Town will vote to amend its Personnel Classification Bylaw Schedule by 
adopting or amending as heretofore adopted and to raise and appropriate a sum of money 
necessary to pay the increases in compensation according to any amendments to the 
Personnel Classification Bylaw Schedule for the ensuing fiscal year. 

SALARY & RATE SCHEDULES — FISCAL 1989 



PAY GRADE 



SCHEDULE 1 

COMPENSATION PLAN 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

FISCAL 1989 

STEP RATES 



Min 



1st 



2nd 



3rd 



4th 



5th 



6th 



A Hourly 5.76 6.09 6.44 6.78 7.12 7.48 7.83 

35Hrs. 201.60 213.15 225.40 237.30 249.20 261.80 274.05 

_40 Hrs__ _23O40_ __243.60_ 257_60_ _27L20_ _284.80 299.20 3J3.20 

"B Hourly 6.21 6.58 6.96 7.33 7.71 8.06 8.44 

35Hrs. 217.35 230.30 243.60 256.55 269.85 282.10 295.40 

_40_Hrs__ _2A%AQ__ _263.20_ 278_4p_ ^9__20_ _J308.40_ _322.40_ __337.60_ 

C Hourly 6.71 7.11 7.51 7.91 8.30 8.71 ' 9.13 

35Hrs. 234.85 248.85 262.85 276.85 290.50 304.85 319.55 

40_Hrs__ _26JL40_ _2.84.40. __ __()__ _31640_ _332.00_ _348_ __ 365.20 

D Hourly 7.25 7.68 8.12 8.55 8.98 9.42 9.87 

35Hrs. 253.75 268.80 284.20 299.25 314.30 329.70 345.45 

40vHrs__ _29a00_ __ 307.20 _ J2480 3 _0_ _359.20_ __376.80 _ 394.80 

E Hourly 7.83 8.29 8.77 9.23 9.70 10.18 10.65 

35Hrs. 274.05 290.15 306.95 323.05 339.50 356.30 372.75 

40_Hrs__ __31__2Q_ ___3_31.60 35Q_KL_ ^69_20_ __.388.QQ. _.407.20_ __ 426.00 

F Hourly 8.45 8.94 9.46 " 9.95 10.44 10.98 11.49 

35Hrs. 295.75 312.90 331.10 348.25 365.40 384.30 402.15 

^OJHrs^ J*3jyj_ _357.60 _37 _40__ _9__pg_ _417.60_ __439. 20_ __459.60 

G Hourly 9.12 9.67 10.21 10.76 11.31 11.86 12.40 

35Hrs. 319.20 338.45 357.35 376.60 395.85 415.10 434.00 

4Q_Hrs_ _J64J30 3_86.80 408_40__ _43a40_ __ 452.40. __474.40 __ 496.00 

H Hourly ' " 9.85 " 10.43 11.03 11.63 " 12.23 " ' 12.80 " " 13.40 

35Hrs. 344.75 365.05 386.05 407.05 428.05 448.00 469.00 

40Hrs. 394.00 417.20 441.20 465.20 489.20 512.00 536.00 

I Hourly ~~"l0.63 TT.2T 1 ~1 lT56^ TI.lT "" 13.83 14.47 

35Hrs. 372.05 394.45 416.85 439.60 461.65 484.05 506.45 

_40_Hrs___ _425_2_ __450.80_ 476_40_ J02A0__ _527.60 553.20 578.80 

J Hourly 11.86 12.17 12.85 13.54 14.23 14.94 15.64 

35Hrs. 415.10 425.95 449.75 473.90 498.05 522.90 547.40 

40_Hrs_ _47__4C__ __.486.8O 114_X)__ _54L_ __569.2C_ __597.60 ___ 62_5.60 

K Hourly ' 12.41 ' 13.15 13.89 14.65 " 15.38 " " 16.13 " " 16.88 

35Hrs. 434.35 460.25 486.15 512.75 538.30 564.55 590.80 

__40_Hr__ _496_40_ _526.00 _55_0___ ^JSj^OO^ __615.20_ __645.20_ __6_75.20 

L Hourly 13.41 " 14.22 " 15.02 15.83 " 16.64 " " 17.44 " " 18.23 

35Hrs. 469.35 497.70 525.70 554.05 582.40 610.40 638.05 

40Hrs. 536.40 568.80 600.80 633.20 665.60 697.60 729.20 



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M Hourly 14.47 15.35 16.20 17.08 17.95 18.83 19.70 

35Hrs. 506.45 537.25 567.00 597.80 628.25 659.05 689.50 

^OJHrs^ _578;8() 6_14.00 _648.00 ^^(^ _718.00_ _J753.20_ _ 788.00 

N Hourly 15.31 16.56" 173b 18.44 19.37 20.32 21.26 

35Hrs. 535.85 579.60 612.50 645.40 677.95 711.20 744.10 

40Hrs. 612.40 662.40 700.00 737.60 774.80 812.80 850.40 

O Hourly fo78S H.W 1831 T9T93 "20.95" "2I.9o" TlTTI 

35Hrs. 590.80 626.50 661.85 697.55 733.25 768.60 803.95 

40Hrs. 675.20 716.00 756.40 797.20 838.00 878.40 918.80 



LIST OF DEPARTMENTS 



Pay 
Department Group 

Town Accountant Contract 

Assistant Accountant E 



Accounting Clerk D 

Assessors, Board of Admin. Ass't. F 

Senior Clerk D 

Building Inspector & Zoning Officer K 

Senior Clerk D 

Clerk, Town 

Ass't. Town Clerk E 

Clerk/Typist B 

Conservation Secretary E 

Council on Aging Director H 

Custodian, Town Hall D 

Fire Department 

Fire Chief Contract 

Captain FS-11 

Private FS-9 

Secretary D 

Harbor 

Harbormaster I 

Health, Board of 

Health Agent L 



Position 
Authorized 



4 
20 

1 



Sched Hours 

35 

20 

35 
35 

35 

35 
20 
20 

40 

42 
42 

20 
40 



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Admin. Sec. 

Heavy Equipment Operator 

Landfill Supervisor 

Recycling Monitor 
Recycling Monitor 

Highway 

Working Foreman 
Heavy Equipment Operator 
Truck Driver/Utility Worker 

Library 

Chief Librarian 
Staff Librarian 
Staff Librarian 
Library Ass't. 
Senior Clerk 
Custodian 



F 


1 


1 


F 


1 


1 


G 


1 


1 


B 


1 


1 


B 


1 


1 


H 


1 


1 


F 


2 


1 


D 


2 


1 


M 


1 


1 


I 


1 


1 


I 


2 


1 


G 


1 


1 


D 


2 


1 


D 


1 


1 



Planning Board 
Secretary 



Police 
Police Chief 
Sergeant 
Patrolman 
Secretary 



Contract 

PS- 11 

PS-9 

D 



4 
12 

1 



Recreation 
Director 



Selectmen, Board of 
Executive Secretary 
Administrative Coordinator 
Secy/Receptionist 



Contract 
G 
D 



Sewer 

Superintendent 
Secretary 
Utility Worker 
Operator 

Treasurer-Collector 
Ass't Town Treasurer 
Deputy Collector 
Accounting Clerk 



Tree & Park 
Superintendent 



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Tree Climber 


F 


1 


1 


40 


Skilled Utility Worker 


D 


1 


1 


40 


Skilled Utility Worker-Cemetery 


D 


1 


1 


40 


Water 










Superintendent 


N 


1 


1 




Water Supervisor 


K 


1 


1 




Plant Foreman 


H 


1 


1 


40 


Water Plant Operator/Lab Dir. 


F 


1 


1 


40 


Heavy Equipment Operator 


F 


1 


1 


40 


Secy/Acc't Clerk 


E 


1 


1 


35 


Water Plant Operator 


E 


1 


1 


40 


Water Service Worker 


E 


2 


1 


40 


Clerk 


B 


1 


1 


appx. 15 


Wire 










Superintendent 


K 


1 


1 


40 


Electrician/Insp. 


H 


1 


1 


40 


Zoning Board of Appeals 










Secretary 


E 


1 


1 


5 



SCHEDULE NO. 2 (Part-Time Positions) 

ANNUAL 



Veteran's Agent 

Member, Board of Registrars 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Director of Civil Defense 

Shellfish Constable 

Dog Officer 

HOURLY 
North Cohasset & Beechwood Cemeteries 
Assistant Harbor Master 
Night Patrol — Harbor 
Casual Labor 

1st Step 

2nd Step 

Max. Step 
Skilled Casual Labor 
Election Officers 
Election Clerk 
Election Warden 
Summer Patrolman 
Matron, Police 



$1,600.00 
326.00 
750.00 
200.00 
500.00 
3,631.00 

5.50 
6.50 
5.50 

5.50 
5.80 
6.10 
6.50 
5.00 
5.50 
6.00 
6.50 



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Deputy Building Inspector/Zoning Officer 

Pay Group H-l 

Recreation Dept. Clerk 

1st Step 4.00 

2nd Step 4.25 

Max. Step 4.50 

Library Pages 

1st Step 3.55 

2nd Step 3.75 

Max. Step 3.95 

Recording Secretary/Board of Selectmen 7.50 

SCHEDULE NO. 3 (Part-time Positions) 

Constable — per notice $ 1 5.00 

SCHEDULE NO. 4 (Informational Only) 

ANNUAL 
Police Department — (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 
SCHEDULE NO. 5 (Informational Only) 

ANNUAL 

Fire Department — (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 

EXEMPT POSITIONS (According to Fair Labor Standards Act) 
Building Inspector 
Council on Aging Director 
Health Agent 
Librarian, Chief 
Librarian, Staff 
Recreation Director 
Water Plant Superintendent 
Water Supervisor 

Wage Adjustments 



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SCHEDULE 1 

COST OF AMENDMENTS TO PERSONNEL COMMITTEE BY-LAW 
IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 5 



Department 


% Increase 


3 


Selectmen's Office 


4 


Executive Secretary 


15 


Election and Town Meetings 


25 


Town Accountant 


29 


Assessors 


35 


Treasurer-Collector's Office 


39 


Town Clerk 


61 


Zoning Board of Appeals 


63 


Planning Board 


65 


Town Hall 


101 


Police — Clerical 


103 


Fire — Clerical 


109 


Tree and Park 


111 


Harbor 


113 


Building Inspector's Office 


121 


Wire Department 


300 


Highway 


403 


Landfill 


403 


Landfill — Recycling 


407 


Sewer 


487 


Conservation 


501 


Board of Health 


531 


Council on Aging 


571 


Cemeteries 


601 


Library 


621 


Recreation 



Various Department Personal Services 



1,196.46 

1,207.73 

261.46 

1,731.94 

945.14 

1,356.10 

499.66 

69.17 

267.04 

560.04 

251.00 

253.04 

3,220.61 

706.96 

1,407.63 

2,719.24 

4,487.99 

1397.64 

247.90 

281.88 

275.00 

1,581.28 

584.64 

707.84 

4,490.09 

956.20 



1 Water (From Water Revenue) 
Grand Total 



31,663.68 
7.014.36 

$38,678.04 



Article 5. MOVED: That the report and recommendation of the Personnel Committee with 
respect to amending the Personnel Classification Bylaw Schedule be and hereby is amended 
as heretofore adopted; and that the sum of Seven Thousand Fourteen and 36/100 ($7,014.36) 
be appropriated from Water Department Revenue and the balance of Thirty-One Thousand 
Six Hundred Sixty-Three and 68/100 ($31,663.68) dollars as raised and appropriated by 



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taxation to pay the increases set forth in the amended schedule for the ensuing fiscal period 
and these amounts are to be credited to the personal services and expense appropriation 
accounts effected in accordance with the attached schedule. 

Amendment to Article 5 by Rocco Laugelle, Chairman Board of Selectmen. 

MOVED: That the main motion under Article 5 be amended to provide for a 5% 
increase in salaries and that the sum of $62,532.60 be appropriated to meet such increase in 
salaries and amendment to the Personnel Classification By-Laws Schedule and to meet such 
appropriation the sum of $ 1 1 ,702.93 be transferred from Water Department Revenue and the 
sum of $50,829.67 be raised by taxation. 





Fiscal Year 1989 






COLA S% 




Dept. 


Amount 


3 


Selectmen 


1,984.23 


4 


Exec. Secretary 


2,012.88 


15 


Elec. & Town Mtgs. 


440.40 


25 


Town AccL 


2,872.06 


29 


Assessors 


1,576.82 


35 


Treas/Coll. 


2,253.90 


39 


Town Clerk 


834.89 


61 


Zoning 


114.85 


63 


Planning 


442.32 


65 


Town Hall 


953.08 


101 


Police 


409.80 


103 


Fire 


412.28 


109 


Tree & Park 


4,683.94 


111 


Harbor 


1,175.12 


113 


Building Inspector 


2,335.98 


121 


Wire 


4,127.46 


300 


Highway 


6,705.95 


403 


Landfill 


2,340.84 




Recycling 


410.14 


407 


Sewer 


469.80 


487 


Conservation Com 


456.20 


501 


Board of Health 


2,662.88 


531 


Council on Aging 


986.58 


571 


Cemeteries 


1,098.64 


601 


Library 


7,488.43 


621 


Recreation 
Water 


1,580.20 
50,829.67 


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Water Fund 


11,702.93 



Totals 62,532.60 

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Amendment to Article 5. 

Amendment defeated by a voice vote. 

Seven voters questioned the decision of the Moderator. 

A hand count was taken. 

In favor 82 and opposed 87. 

Amendment was defeated. 

The main motion was adopted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 6 To hear and act upon the report and recommendations of the Selectmen with 
respect to the salaries of Elected Town Officials and to see if the Town will vote to accept 
the recommendations by recommending and adopting or amending and adopting the 
Schedule heretofore accepted and adopted and to raise and appropriate a sum of money 
necessary to pay for the increase in the salaries of the TreasurerATollector, the Town Clerk, 
and Highway Surveyor for the ensuing fiscal year. 



SALARY SCHEDULE ELECTED OFFICIALS 
(for information only — not subject to compensation plan) 





Annual Rates 


Job Title 


Fiscal 1988 


Town Clerk 


$26,632.00 


Clerk, Board of Registrars 


329.00 


Treasurer/Collector 


31,066.00 


Highway Surveyor 


31,066.00 


Moderator 


125.00 


Board of Selectmen 




Chairman 


1,500.00 


Members (4) at $1,000.00 


4,000.00 


Board of Assessors 




Chairman 


1,300.00 


Members (2) at $1,200.00 


2,400.00 



$98,418.00 



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SCHEDULE 2 

COSTS OF INCREASE IN ANNUAL RATES 

OF ELECTED OFFICIALS 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 4 

Department Elected Officials — Personal Services 

35 Treasurer-Collector Salary $2,302.00 

39 Town Clerk 1,932.00 

300 Highway Surveyor 2,302.00 

$6,536.00 

ARTICLE 6 MOVED: That the report and recommendation of the Board of Selectmen be 
hereby is accepted and the following Salary Schedule for Town elected officials be and 
hereby is, adjusted, accepted and substituted for the schedule heretofore adjusted and that the 
sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred and Eighty-Six and no/100 ($2,586.00) be and hereby 
is raised and appropriated by taxation to pay for the increase of salaries of the Town Clerk, 
Treasurer/collector and Highway Surveyor as set forth in the substitute schedule for the 
ensuing fiscal year, and this amount is to be credited to the Salary Appropriation Accounts 
effected in accordance with the attached schedule. 

SALARY SCHEDULE ELECTED OFFICIALS 
(for information only — not subject to compensation plan) 





Annual Rates 


Job Title 


Fiscal 1988 


Town Clerk 


$26,632.00 


Clerk, Board of Registrars 


329.00 


Treasurer-Collector 


31,066.00 


Highway Surveyor 


31,066.00 


Moderator 


125.00 


Board of Selectmen 




Chairman 


1,500.00 


Members (4) at $1,000.00 


4,000.00 


Board of Assessors 




Chairman 


1,300.00 


Members (2) at $1,200.00 


2,400.00 




$98,418.00 



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SCHEDULE 2 

COSTS OF INCREASE IN ANNUAL RATES 

OF ELECTED OFFICIALS 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 4 

Department Elected Officials — Personal Services 

35 Treasurer-Collector Salary $2,302.00 

39 Town Clerk 1,932.00 

300 Highway Surveyor 2,302.00 

$6,536.00 



ARTICLE 6 Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds 
a sum of money for the purpose of a Reserve Fund. 

ARTICLE 7. MOVED: That the Town appropriate the sum of One Hundred Twenty-Five 
Thousand and no/100 ($125,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of a Reserve Fund and to meet 
the appropriation, the sum of One Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand and no/100 
($125,000.00) Dollars be transferred from overlay surplus. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will assume liability in the manner provided in Section 29 
of Chapter 91 of the Massachusetts General Laws for all damages that may be incurred by 
work to be performed by the Department of Public Works of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts for the improvements, development, maintenance and protection of tidal and 
non-tidal rivers and streams, harbors, tidewaters, and foreshores along a public beach, in 
accordance with Section 11 of Chapter 91 of the Massachusetts General Laws, and to 
authorize the Selectmen to execute a bond on indemnity therefore to the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. 

ARTICLE 8. MOVED: That the Town assume liability in the manner provided in Section 
29 of Chapter 91 of the Massachusetts General Laws for all damages that may be incurred 
by the work to be performed by the Department of Public Works of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts for the improvements, development, maintenance and protection of tidal and 
non-tidal rivers and streams, harbors, tidewaters and foreshores along a public beach, in 
accordance with Section 1 1 of Chapter 9 1 of the Massachusetts General Laws, and authorize 
the Selectmen to execute a bond of indemnity therefore to the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts. 



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Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the Revenue of the fiscal 
year beginning July 1, 1988, in accordance with the provision of Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4 and to issue a note or notes therefore payable within one year, 
and to renew any note or notes as may be given for any period less than one year in accordance 
with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17. 

ARTICLE 9. MOVED: That the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen, be authorized to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the Revenue 
for the fiscal year beginning July 1 , 1988, in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4 and to issue a note or notes therefore, payable within 
one year, and to renew any note or notes as may be given for any period less than one year 
in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, or transfer from available funds 
a sum of money for the purpose of maintaining during the ensuing fiscal year the mosquito 
control works and improvements of low lands and swamps as estimated and certified by the 
State Reclamation Board in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 1 12 of the Acts of 
1933. 

ARTICLE 10. MOVED: That the Town raise and appropriate by taxation the sum of Two 
Thousand and no/100 ($2,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of maintaining during the ensuing 
fiscal year the mosquito control works and improvements in low lands and swamps as 
estimated and certified by the State Reclamation Board in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 1 12 of the Acts of 1933. 

Voted by a voice vote. 

MOVED: That Articles 11-56 of the Warrant for the 1988 Annual Town Meeting be 
considered and acted upon the basis of random selection, except that certain articles within 
categories of articles listed below be considered and acted upon consecutively once an article 
in that category has been selected: 

Category Article Numbers 

Planning Board 46,47 

Solid Waste Disposal 32,56; 

provided, however, in the event an article is selected which is dependent upon or contingent 
upon an article which is yet to be selected and acted upon, the dependent or contingent article 



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shall be brought forward prior to the article so selected. In the event of a dispute as to whether 
or not a particular article is contingent or dependent upon an article not yet selected, the 
decision of the Moderator shall prevail. 

Voted by a voice vote. 

It was moved by D. L. DeMichele that action under articles 32 and 56 be deferred until 
the session of Town Meeting to be held Monday, April 4, 1988, as the first articles to be 
considered at that session. 

MOVED: That action under Articles 32 and 56 be deferred until the session of Town 
Meeting to be held Monday, April 4, 1988 as the first articles to be considered at that session. 

Voted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds 
or borrow a sum of money for the construction of sidewalks adjacent to various town roads 
to be determined by the Board of Selectmen and the Highway Surveyor. 

ARTICLE 12. MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article XI, PERSONNEL CLASSI- 
FICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN, of the General Bylaws by striking therefrom 
Paragraph 3 of subsection (c) of Section 5 and substituting in its place instead the following: 

"(c) Progressions through the rate change are not mandatory and shall be on the basis of 
performance and ability as documented in the evaluation form required by the Town's 
Performance Review Manual and recommended by the department head or supervisor. 
Both the request and the evaluation form must be submitted to the Personnel Committee. 
All adjustments shall be approved in advance of the effective date by the Personnel 
Committee. An employee not receiving a step-rate increase may appeal the decision 
using the grievance procedure set forth in Section 8 hereof." 

ARTICLE 21. MOVED: That Article XI, PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND 
COMPENSATION PLAN, of the General Bylaws be amended by striking therefrom 
Paragraph 3 of subsection (c) of Section 5 and substituting in its place instead the following: 

"(c) Progressions through the rate change are not mandatory and shall be on the basis of 
performance and ability as documented in the evaluation form required by the Town's 
Performance Review Manual and recommended by the department head or supervisor. 
Both the request and the evaluation form must be submitted to the Personnel Committee. 
All adjustments shall be approved in advance of the effective date by the Personnel 



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Committee. An employee not receiving a step-rate increase may appeal the decision 
using the grievance procedure set forth in Section 8 hereof." 

Voted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article XI, THE PERSONNEL 
CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN, of the General Bylaws by adding to 
Section 6 a new subsection (n) which shall provide as follows: 

"(n) Temporary Employee Fringe Benefits 

Temporary Employees are not entitled to any fringe benefits except for Workers 

Compensation". 

ARTICLE 23. MOVED: That Article XI, THE PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND 
COMPENSATION PLAN, of the General Bylaws be amended by adding to Section 6 a new 
subsection (n) which shall provide as follows: 

"(n) Temporary Employee Fringe Benefits 

Temporary Employees are not entitled to any fringe benefits except for Workers 

Compensation". 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to amend ARTICLE XI, THE PERSONNEL 
CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN, of the General Bylaws by striking 
subsection (c) of Section 3 and substituting in its place a new subsection (c) as follows: 

"(c) Temporary Employee is an employee in a full or part-time position which is not 
likely to require the services of an incumbent on a year round basis. Seasonal 
employees, employees hired for a specific project and employees hired to serve for 
an incumbent during an emergency, such as illness, are considered Temporary 
Employees. 

ARTICLE 19. MOVED: That ARTICLE XI, THE PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION 
AND COMPENSATION PLAN of the General Bylaws be amended by striking therefrom 
subsection (c) of Section 3 and substituting in its place a new subsection (c) which shall read 
as follows: 

"(c) Temporary Employee is an employee in a full or part-time position which is not 
likely to require the service of an incumbent on a year round basis. Seasonal 
employees, employees hired for a specific project and employees hired to serve for 
an incumbent during an emergency, such as illness, are considered Temporary 
Employees." 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

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ARTICLE 36. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds 
or borrow the sum of Fifteen Thousand and no/100 ($15,000.00) dollars as the Town's share 
of purchasing and equipping a new Class 1 Ambulance under the Five-Town Mutual Aid 
Agreement replacing the present Five-Town Ambulance currently owned pursuant to that 
agreement. 

ARTICLE 36. MOVED: That the Town raise and appropriate by taxation the sum of Fifteen 
Thousand and no/100 ($ 1 5,000.00) Dollars as the Town's share of purchasing and equipping 
a new Class 1 Ambulance under the five-Town Mutual Aid Agreement replacing the present 
Five-Town Ambulance currently owned pursuant to that arrangement 

Voted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate the sum of Fifty-Five Thousand 
and no/100 ($55,000.00) Dollars for the resurfacing with bituminous concrete certain streets 
in the Town, including any work relating thereto; and to meet the appropriation, the 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen be authorized to borrow the sum of 
Twenty-two Thousand Six Hundred Twenty Five and no/100 ($22,625.00) Dollars in 
accordance with Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 44, Section 6A which sum represents 
State funds allocated in accordance with Chapter 299 of the Act of the Massachusetts 
Legislature, 1987 Regular Session and Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 90, Section 34, 
Clause 2 (a). 

ARTICLE 15. MOVED That this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote 

Frank Hamilton of 244 Beechwood Street requested that Article 5 be reconsidered on 
Monday evening, April 4th. 

ARTICLE 39. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 64G, Section 3 A, imposing a local room occupancy excise tax at the rate of 
up to four (4%) per cent 

ARTICLE 39. MOVED: That the Town accept the provisions of Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 64G, Section 3A, imposing a local room occupancy excise tax at the rate of 
up to four (4%) percent. 

ARTICLE 39. MOVED: That the main motion under Article 39 be amended by adding to 

the end thereof the words; "and that the tax rate be set at four (4%) percent" 

The Main Motion as amended was voted by a voice vote. Seven voters questioned the 

Moderator's decision. A hand count was taken. Yes 143, No 97. 

Article 39 passed. 



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ARTICLE 46. 

(Inserted by the Board of Selectmen at the request of the Planning Board, Robert H. 
Sturdy, Chairperson, and others.) 

To see if the Town will vote to petition the General Court to enact legislation that would 
create a Municipal Housing Authority providing as follows: 

"(a) The Town of Cohasset shall be empowered to create a Municipal Housing Authority 
which shall consist of five (5) members, each appointed for a three (3) year term, with 
two (2) members appointed for each of two (2) successive years and one (1) member 
appointed for the following; provided, however, the initial appointment of one member 
shall be for one year, the initial appointment of two members shall be for two years and 
the initial appointment of the remaining two members shall be for three years. 

(b) Appointments shall be made by a Committee consisting of the Moderator, the 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, and the Chairman of the Planning Board. 

(c) The Municipal Housing Authority shall have responsibility for administering 
qualified housing units created pursuant to special permit granted by the Planning Board 
of the Town of Cohasset pursuant to Section 5.4. 1 1 of the Zoning By-Laws of the Town 
of Cohasset and any successor provision thereto; and shall promulgate regulations, not 
inconsistent with Federal and State Law, regulations promulgated thereunder and 
executive orders for the use, occupancy, sale, rent, lease, joint ownership and other 
disposition of Qualified Housing under its authority. Such regulations shall become law 
after notice is published three times in a local newspaper; a public hearing which shall 
be held no sooner than seven (7) days after the last publication and no later that twenty- 
one (21) days after the first publication; and the filing of the regulations with the Town 
Clerk after the public hearing. 

(d) The Municipal Housing Authority shall have such other duties and responsibilities 
as are prescribed to a local agency under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 12 IB, 
Section 18. 

(e) The Municipal Housing Authority shall have jurisdiction over such other real 
property as it may acquire by deed, lease, gift or devise, and shall have the power 
consistent with its regulations to sell, lease, rent, jointly own, or otherwise dispose of real 
property under its administration and jurisdiction; provided, however, that any real 
property which comes under jurisdiction and control of the Municipal Housing Author- 
ity shall, to the extent permitted by law, remain Qualified Housing and be governed by 
regulations of the Municipal Housing Authority. A restriction to that effect shall be 
contained in any deed, notice of lease or other instrument recorded in any Registry of 
Deeds or Registry District of the Land Court and pertaining to property under the 
jurisdiction of the Municipal Housing Authority. 



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(f) For the purposes of this act, the term 'Qualified Housing' shall include 'affordable 
housing' and 'very affordable housing' as those terms are defined by regulations 
promulgated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Communi- 
ties and Development and shall also include other housing units sold or rented at less than 
market or rental value in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Municipal 
Housing Authority under Section (e) of this Act;" 

ARTICLE 46. 

MOVED: That the Town petition the General Court to enact legislation that would 
create a Municipal Housing Authority providing as follows: 

"(a) The Town of Cohasset shall be empowered to create a Municipal Housing Authority 
which shall consist of five (5) members, each appointed for a three (3) year term, with 
two (2) members appointed for each of two (2) successive years and one (1) member 
appointed for the following; provided, however, the initial appointment of one member 
shall be for one year, the initial appointment of two members shall be for two years and 
the initial appointment of the remaining two members shall be for three years. 

(b) Appointments shall be made by a Committee consisting of the Moderator, the 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, and the Chairman of the Planning Board. 

(c) The Municipal Housing Authority shall have responsibility for administering 
qualified housing units created pursuant to special permit granted by the Planning Board 
of the Town of Cohasset pursuant to section 5.4. 1 1 of the Zoning Bylaws of the Town 
of Cohasset and any successor provision thereto; and shall promulgate regulations, not 
inconsistent with Federal and State Law, regulations promulgated thereunder and 
executive orders for the use, occupancy, sale, rent, lease, joint ownership and other 
disposition of Qualified Housing under its authority. Such regulations shall become law 
after notice is published three times in a local newspaper; a public hearing which shall 
be held no sooner than seven (7) days after the last publication and no later than twenty- 
one (21) days after the first publication; and the filing of the regulations with the Town 
Clerk after the public hearing. 

(d) The Municipal Housing Authority shall have such other duties and responsibilities 
as are prescribed to a local agency under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 12 IB, 
Section 18. 

(e) The Municipal Housing Authority shall have jurisdiction over such other real 
property as it may acquire by deed, lease, gift or devise, and shall have the power 
consistent with its regulations to sell, lease, rent, jointly own, or otherwise dispose of real 
property under its administration and jurisdiction; provided, however, that any real 
property which comes under the jurisdiction and control of the Municipal Housing 
Authority shall, to the extent permitted by law, remain Qualified Housing and be 
governed by regulations of the Municipal Housing Authority. A restriction to that effect 



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shall be contained in any deed, notice of lease or other instrument recorded in any 
Registry of Deeds or Registry District of the Land Court and pertaining to property under 
the jurisdiction of the Municipal Housing Authority. 

(f) For the purposes of this Act, the term * Qualified Housing' shall include * affordable 
housing' and 'very affordable housing' as those terms are defined by regulations 
promulgated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Communi- 
ties and Development and shall also include other housing units sold or rented at less than 
market or rental value in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Municipal 
Housing Authority under Section (e) of this Act" 

Motion is defeated by a voice vote. 

Lillian Murray of 28 Margin Street requested that Article 6 be reconsidered on Monday 
evening, April 4th. 

MOVED: That this Annual Town Meeting be adjourned to Monday, April 4, 1988 at 7:30 
P.M. at the Cohasset High School Gymnasium. Voted Unanimously by a voice vote at 5: 15 
P.M. 

MONDAY EVENING — APRIL 4, 1988 

Monday Night — Articles acted on which were chosen by random selection. Checkers 
previously appointed and sworn in reported to work at 7:00 p.m. also tellers reported at 7:30 
p.m. Robin Pape did not work as teller this evening. The Moderator called the meeting to 
order at 7:45 P.M. A total of 400 voters checked in Monday. 

ARTICLE 32. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds 
or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of constructing a Waste Disposal Transfer Station 
at the Cedar Street Landfill; and for the payment of costs in connection with engineering 
design plans and specifications; and to see if the Town will vote to authorize the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow such sum and to issue a 
note or notes therefor. 

ARTICLE 32. MOVED: That the Town Treasurer with the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen be authorized to borrow the sum of Five Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars and no/ 
100 ($550,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of constructing a Waste Disposal Transfer Station 
at the Cedar Street Landfill; and for the payment of costs in connection with engineering 
design plans and specifications. 

Voted by a Hand count 

Yes, 196, No 47. 

2/3 vote required. 

Motion adopted. 

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ARTICLE 56. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to negotiate and 
execute an agreement with Penobscot Energy Recovery Company, a Maine limited partner- 
ship, or some other entity engaged in a similar business, for a term not in excess of five (5) 
years with respect to the delivery and acceptance of the Town's solid waste. 

ARTICLE 56. MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to negotiate and 
execute an agreement with Penobscot Energy Recovery Company a Maine limited partner- 
ship, or some other entity engaged in a similar business, for a term not in excess of five (5) 
years with respect to the delivery and acceptance of the Town's solid waste. 

Voted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds 
or borrow the sum of Fifty-Five Thousand and no/100 ($55,000.00) Dollars for the purpose 
of purchasing two (2) 1988 school buses. 

ARTICLE 27. MOVED: That the Town Treasurer with the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen be authorized to borrow the sum of Thirty-Two Thousand and no/100 ($32,000) 
Dollars for the purchase of a school bus. 

2/3 vote required. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 47 

(Inserted by the Planning Board, Robert H. Sturdy, Chairperson, and others.) 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 5, AREA REGULATIONS, of the 
Zoning Bylaw by adding a new paragraph 1 1 to subsection 5.4 which shall provide as follows: 

5.4.11 INCREASED DENSITY — QUALIFIED HOUSING 

(i) The Planning Board shall have the power pursuant to Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 40A, Section 9 to grant a special permit to allow an increase in the 
number of building lots in a subdivision or the number of dwelling units in a 
residential cluster district ("RCDD") to an amount ten percent (10%) greater than 
that permitted by the Table of Area Regulations; provided, however, that as a 
condition of such grant, the developer of the subdivision or the RCDD shall be 
permitted to use such excess ten percent (10%) housing only as affordable housing, 
very affordable housing or housing sold or rented at less than fair market value or 
fair rental value (hereinafter collectively called "Qualified Housing"), and further 
provided that ten percent (10%) of the building lots in the subdivision or ten percent 
(10%) of the dwelling units in the RCDD that would have been permitted by the 



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Table of Area Regulations shall also be used for Qualified Housing. 

(ii) The sale, lease, occupancy, equity sharing or other disposition of the Qualified 
Housing created under Clause (i) of this subsection shall come under the administra- 
tion and jurisdiction of the Municipal Housing Authority, as that agency is defined 
in special legislation enacted or to be enacted by the General Court of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the General Bylaws of the Town of 
CohasseL 

(iii) The procedure for obtaining a special permit under this subsection shall be 
pursuant to Section 12.4 of this Zoning Bylaw; except that for the purposes of this 
subsection the permit-granting authority shall be the Planning Board, 
(iv) For the purpose of this subsection, the terms "affordable housing" and "very 
affordable housing" shall mean low and moderate income housing as those terms 
are defined by regulations promulgated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Executive Office of Communities and Development, and less than "fair market 
value housing" or "less than fair rental value housing" shall mean "less than fair 
market value housing" or "less than fair rental value housing" as those terms are 
defined in regulations promulgated by the Municipal Housing Authority"; 

ARTICLE 47. MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 
Voted by a voice vote to postpone. 

Frank Hamilton of 224 Beechwood Street requested action under Article 5 be recon- 
sidered. 

Motion to reconsider Article 5. 

Motion does not prevail. 

Seven people questioned the decision of the moderator. A hand count was taken. Yes 
91, No 154. Motion for reconsideration does not prevail. 

Lillian Murray of 28 Margin Street requested action under Article 6 be reconsidered. 

Motion to reconsider Article 6. 

Motion is defeated by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 42. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds 
or borrow a sum of money for the purchase of a dozer/grader with a multi-purpose bucket for 
use at the Cedar Street Municipal Landfill. 

ARTICLE 42. MOVED: That the Town raise and appropriate from taxation the sum of 



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Twelve Thousand and no/100 ($12,000.00) Dollars for the first year's installment payments 
on a five-year lease/purchase agreement in connection with the lease with option to purchase 
of a dozer/grader with a multi-purpose bucket for use at the Cedar Street Municipal Landfill. 

Voted by a voice vote. 

RESOLUTION BY WILLIAM MONTUORI, 
WATER COMMISSIONER 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: 

WHEREAS, Lot E. Bates has served the Water Commission for the past decade, three 
times its chairman. 

AND WHEREAS, he has dedicated himself to the Town of Cohasset in this and other 
capacities over the years, in the interest of, and on behalf of the community: 

NOW, THEREFORE,be it the expression of this meeting here assembled, to proclaim 
the town's sincerest gratitude for his long and devoted service, and to wish him a happy 
retirement from his tasks in public service. 



Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to approve the amount of the Fourteen Million 
and no/100 ($ 14,000,000.00) Dollars debt authorized by the vote of the South Shore Regional 
School District Committee adopted on January 13, 1988, for the purpose of constructing, 
reconstructing, adding to, equipping, remodeling and making extraordinary repairs to the 
Regional School in Hanover. 

ARTICLE 18. MOVED: That the Town approve the amount of the Fourteen Million and 
no/100 ($14,000,000.00) Dollars debt authorized by the vote of the South Shore Regional 
School District Committee reconstructing, adding to, equipping, remodeling and making 
extraordinary repairs to the Regional School In Hanover. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 33. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 148, Section 26H, requiring the installation of automatic sprinkler devices in 
lodging houses and boarding houses as defined in that Section. 

ARTICLE 33. MOVED: That the Town accept the provisions of Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 148, Section 26H, requiring the installation of automatic sprinkler devices in 
lodging houses as defined in that Section. 



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Motion defeated by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds 
the sum of Fifty Thousand and no/100 ($50,000.00) Dollars for purchasing and equipping a 
combination front end loader and backhoe and authorize the trade-in of a 1969 combination 
front end loader and backhoe presently used by the Highway Department. 

ARTICLE 16. MOVED: That the Town Treasurer with the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen, be authorized to borrow the sum of Fifty Thousand and no/100 ($50,000.00) 
Dollars for purchasing and equipping a combination front end loader and backhoe; and 
authorize the trade-in of a 1969 combination front end loader and backhoe presently used by 
the Highway Department 

2/3 vote required. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 38. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds 
or borrow the sum of Eight Thousand Eight Hundred and no/100 ($8,800.00) Dollars for the 
purpose of purchasing additional hydraulic rescue tools and equipment 

ARTICLE 38. MOVED: That the Town raise and appropriate by taxation the sum of Eight 
Thousand Eight Hundred and no/100 ($8,800.00) Dollars for the purpose of purchasing 
additional hydraulic rescue tools and equipment. 

Voted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 49. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Municipal Bylaws of the Town of 
Cohasset by repealing all presently existing municipal Bylaws except the Personnel Classi- 
fication and Compensation Plan, Article XI, the Historic District, Article XII, and Hazardous 
Materials, Article Xm and substituting in their place instead Articles I-X appearing in the 
printed booklet accompanying this Warrant and incorporated herein by reference. 

ARTICLE 49. MOVED: That the General Bylaws of the Town of Cohasset, Articles I-X 
be amended by striking them in their entirety and substituting in their place and stead Articles 
I-X appearing in the printed booklet accompanying the Warrant for the 1988 Annual Town 
Meeting. 

ARTICLE 49 

MOVED: That the main motion under Article 49 be amended by substituting and 
correcting certain sections of the General Bylaws as they appear in the green booklet 
accompanying the Warrant for the 1988 Annual Town Meeting which corrections are 
grammatical, spelling and punctuation. The specific corrections are as follows: 



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ARTICLE I 
Introduction 

Section 3 Officers and Committees 

(a) All elected officers and members of boards and committees shall be registered voters 
of the Town and shall, before entering into that position, be sworn in by the Town Clerk. 

Section 3 

(n) A majority of the members of a committee shall constitute a quorum, and unless 
otherwise provided by law, governing instrument, or these Bylaws, a majority vote of those 
members constituting a quorum shall prevail. 

Section 3 

(u) Any individual, group of individuals, or Board which has the authority under this 
Bylaw or under State Law to appoint members to boards, commissions, or committees shall, 
when making any such appointment, notify each appointee in writing of the boards, 
commission, or committee to which he has been appointed, the inception date of his term of 
office, and the termination date of his term of office, and unless otherwise provided by State 
Law, the termination date shall be June 30. 



ARTICLE n 
Town Meeting 

Section 2. Special Town Meeting 

(a) The Selectmen may call a Special Town Meeting to consider any matter which in 
their opinion requires action prior to the next Annual Town Meeting. The Selectmen shall call 
a Special Town Meeting upon written request of two hundred (200) registered voters of the 
Town, the Meeting to be held not later than forty-five (45) days after the receipt of such a 
request 

(b) The Selectmen shall give notice of every Special Town Meeting by causing a 
constable to post attested copies of the warrant for the meeting at the Post Office in the Town, 
and in not less than five other public places in the Town, not less than fourteen (14) days 
before the day appointed for the Meeting. In addition thereto, a copy of the warrant printed 
in some convenient form shall be sent by mail or delivered to each registered voter of the 
Town, at least fourteen (14) days before the day appointed for the Meeting. 

(c) The Selectmen shall insert any article in the warrant for a Special Town Meeting 
upon written request by 100 registered voters of the Town. The names and addresses of the 



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first ten registered voters requesting insertion of an article shall be printed in the warrant 
immediately following such article. The request for insertion of an article in the warrant must 
be received by the Selectmen within seven days after the call for the Special Town Meeting. 
No action shall be valid unless the subject matter thereof is contained in the warrant. 

Section 5. Rules for Government of Town Meetings 

(m) The duties of the Moderator and the government of the Town Meeting not 
specifically provided for by law or in this Article II shall be determined by the rules of practice 
recommended in *Town Meeting Time: A Handbook of Parliamentary Law" (Johnson, 
Trustman & Wadsworth, Second Edition, 1984), so far as they are appropriate for the 
conditions and powers of the Town. 



ARTICLE HI 
Elected Town Officers 

Section 2. Selectmen 

(a) A Board of Selectmen shall consist of five (5) members: One (1) member to be 
elected in 1988 to hold office for three (3) years; two (2) members to be elected in 1989 both 
to hold office for three (3) years; two (2) members to be elected in 1990 both to hold office 
for three (3) years; 

Section 2. 

(g) The Selectmen shall have the possession and management of all real property 
purchased or taken for taxes not inconsistent with law or with the right of redemption. They 
shall sell at public or private sale any property acquired by the Town through proceedings 
based on nonpayment of taxes, and may impose upon the property so sold such restrictions, 
reservations, or conditions as shall seem appropriate. They may execute, acknowledge, and 
deliver, in the name and under the seal of the Town deeds, or other instruments therefor. In 
the sale, conveyance and transfer of real estate permitted or specifically authorized by the 
Town vote for a stipulated sum to a designated person, the Selectmen may, whenever they 
deem it in the best interests of the Town, sell, convey and transfer such real estate for a larger 
sum to a different person or at a public auction. 

Section 2. 

(j) The Selectmen shall keep insured against loss, damage, or fire all insurable property 
of the Town, both real and personal. They shall maintain general liability, group health, 
accident, and life insurance for all eligible town employees. 



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Section 3. Town Clerk 

(d) The Town Clerk shall keep on file these Bylaws and all revisions thereof and 
additions or amendments thereto, and shall make copies available to the public. The Town 
Clerk shall also serve ex officio as a member of the Bylaw Study Committee. 

Section 4. Treasurer-Collector 

(b) The Treasurer-Collector shall have custody of all notes and bonds, as well as 
temporary custody of all bills, vouchers, and payrolls until paid. After payment, all bills, 
vouchers, and payrolls shall be placed in the custody of the Town Accountant. 

Section 11. Sewer Commissioners 

(a) There shall be three Sewer Commissioners, with one elected each year for a three 
(3) year term. 

Section 11 

(c) The Sewer Commissioners shall be responsible for all planning relating to the 
expansion of the Town sewer system and shall establish and update a master plan incorpo- 
rating all areas of the Town. 

Section 11 

(f) The Sewer Commissioners shall establish rules and regulations for the use of the 
Town sewer system . Before becoming effective, such rules and regulations must be presented 
to the Town Meeting for approval and be filed with the Town Clerk. 

ARTICLE IV 
Appointed Town Officers 

Section 2. Town Counsel 

(d) The Town Counsel shall, upon the request of the Board of Selectmen, supervise the 
investigation of any claim arising out of an injury to person or property under circumstances 
which may give rise to a claim for damages against the Town and shall advise them as to the 
steps he deems necessary or proper to protect and defend the Town against such claims. 

Section 2. 

(f) The Town Counsel shall serve ex officio as a member of the Bylaw Study 
Committee. 



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ARTICLE V 
Appointed Standing Town Boards and Committees 

Section 1. Advisory Committee 

(h) The Advisory Committee shall review all articles in the Warrant for any Town 
Meeting and shall report thereon in writing, or otherwise to the Town Meeting such 
recommendations as it deems to be in the best interest of the Town. 

Section 7. Conservation Commission 

(a) The Conservation Commission shall consist of seven (7) members, each appointed 
for a three (3) year term by the Board of Selectmen. Two (2) members shall be appointed each 
of two (2) successive years, with three (3) members appointed the following year. 

Section 11. Design Review Board 

(a) The Design Review Board shall consist of five (5) members and two (2) associate 
members appointed for three (3) year terms, provided that of the first five regular members 
appointed, one (1) shall serve one (1) year, two shall serve for two (2) years and two (2) shall 
serve for three (3) years. Associate members shall serve for three (3) years. 

Section 11 

(d) The Board shall keep records of its proceedings and exhibits, together with its 
recommendations and the reasons therefor, in a file open to the public. 

Section 13. Committee to Survey Structure 
& Functions of Town Government 

(c) This Committee shall survey the structure of Town government and the functions 
of the various officers, departments, and boards, and shall report from time to time in writing 
at Annual or Special Town Meetings its conclusions and recommendations for action. 

Section 14. 

(d) The Committee may contract with consulting engineers and other specialists on 
behalf of the Town; the cost of such consultation shall not exceed the appropriation by the 
Town Meeting for that purpose. 

Section 16. Bylaw Committee 

(a) The Bylaw Committee shall consist of five (5) members: two (2) permanent 
members of whom shall be Town Counsel and Town Clerk; and three (3) members appointed 



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for three (3) year terms, provided that one (1) of the initial appointees shall serve for one (1) 
year, another for two (2) years, and the third for three (3) years. At least one (1) appointed 
member shall be a member of the Massachusetts Bar. 

Section 16. 

(b) Appointments shall be made by a Committee consisting of the Moderator, the 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, and the Chairman of the Advisory Committee. 

ARTICLE IX 
Harbor 

Section 2. 

(a) (ii) No boat in excess of forty-five (45) feet overall shall be assigned a mooring 
location in Cohasset Harbor. 

(a) (vi) Mooring fees shall be paid by April 1 each year or the Harbor Master shall 
remove the mooring tackle from the confines of Cohasset Harbor of each individual 
or entity for which no mooring fee has been paid and such removal shall be at the 
expense of the owner. 

ARTICLE X 
Billboards 

No person, firm, association, or corporation shall erect, display, or maintain within the 
limits of the Town a billboard, sign, or other outdoor advertising device, except those 
exempted by Chapter 93, Section 30 and 32, of the Massachusetts General Laws, or by 
additions to, or amendments of said sections. 

MOVED: That this Annual Town Meeting be adjourned to Tuesday, April 5, 1988 at 
7:30 P.M. at the Cohasset High School Gymnasium. Voted unanimously by a voice vote at 
11:10 P.M. 

TUESDAY EVENING — APRIL 5, 1988 

Tuesday Night — Articles acted on which were chosen by random selection. Checkers 
appointed were Janet McLure, Constance Jones, Jacquelyn McGuire, Kathleen Rhodes, 
Margaret Hernan, and Marion Douglas. Tellers previously appointed with the exception of 
Robin Pape reported at 7:30 p.m. The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:55 P.M. A 
total of 268 checked in Tuesday. 

Continuation of Article 49. 



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MOVED: By Burtram Pratt that further action under Article 49 be referred to the By- 
Law Study Committee and the Government Structure Committee for further consideration. 

MOVED: By Richard Henderson, Town Counsel that the main motion under Article 
49 be further amended to make the following changes. 

ARTICLE IV 

Section 3 

(a) The Town Accountant shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen under the 
provisions of Section 55 of Chapter 41 of the Massachusetts General Laws and shall in 
addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined in this section, perform such tasks as may 
be required by the Board of Selectmen. The Chairman of the Advisory Board will participate 
in the Selection of the Town Accountant. 

(e) The Town Accountant shall, atregular intervals at least as often as once each month, 
send to the Selectmen, the Advisory Committee and to each Board, Committee, Head of 
Department or Officer having the authority for disbursement on appropriation, a statement 
of the amount of orders approved and warrants drawn on behalf of said Board, Department, 
or Officer during the preceding month, and a statement of the balance of such appropriation 
remaining subject to draft. The monthly statement shall report actual as well as projected 
revenue. 

(f) The Town Accountant shall immediately upon the close of each calendar year 
compile statements in tabulated form showing the amounts appropriated and the amounts 
expended from each appropriation during the preceding fiscal year, the amounts appropriated 
for the current fiscal year and the amounts expended from such appropriation during the first 
six (6) months of each year, the amounts estimated to be expended from such appropriations 
during the second six (6) months of such year and the estimates for the next ensuing fiscal 
year, and shall forthwith furnish a copy thereof to the Selectmen and the Advisory 
Committee. 

By adding Section 3 (i) which shall read as follows: 

(i) The Town Accountant shall meet as necessary with the Advisory Committee 
and report to them on matters pertaining to the Annual Town Budget 

ARTICLE V 

Section 1 

(i) The Advisory Committee shall require the Selectmen, the School Committee and 
other Town Officers under whose direction appropriations of money are expended to submit 



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to them an estimate of the appropriations necessary for their various departments and to 
appear before them for consultation regarding such estimates at such times and places as the 
Committee shall determine. The Advisory Committee shall state the amounts, which in its 
opinion, shall be appropriated for the ensuing year, shall add such explanations and 
suggestions as may be relevant thereto, and shall report thereon as provided above. 

First amendment presented by Burtram Pratt was voted on first. Amendment defeated 
by a voice vote. 

Second amendment presented by Richard Henderson was voted on. Amendment adopted. 

Act on Main Motion as Amended. 
Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE I 

INTRODUCTION 

Section 1. General Provisions 

(a) These articles shall constitute the By-laws of the Town of Cohasset, which shall be 
in lieu of all by-laws heretofore in force, except for the zoning by-laws, and shall become 
effective upon approval of the Town Meeting and the Attorney General of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts after publication, pursuant to Chapter 40, Section 32, of the 
Massachusetts General Laws. 

(b) The repeal of a by-law shall not have the effect of reviving any by-law previously 
repealed. 

(c) Any or all of these By-laws may be repealed or amended and any other by-laws may 
be adopted by a majority vote at any Town Meeting, provided an article for that purpose has 
been inserted in the warrant for such meeting. A change in a zoning by-law requires a two- 
thirds vote of the Meeting. 

(d) When a by-law prohibits anything from being done without license or permission 
from a certain officer, board, or committee, such officer, board, or committee shall have the 
power to license or permit such thing to be done, unless otherwise provided by law. 

(e) The invalidity of any article or section of these By-laws shall not affect the validity 
of any article, section or By-law otherwise valid, and these By-laws shall remain in effect as 
amended from time to time, except for those articles or sections thereof which are determined 
to be invalid. 

(f) Whoever violates any provision of these By-laws shall, unless some other penalty 
is expressly provided by law, pay for each offense a fine not to exceed Two Hundred 
($200.00) Dollars. 

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(g) Prosecution for the breach of any of the provisions of these By-laws shall be 
commenced within six (6) months from the alleged breach. 

Section 2. Definition of Terms 

(a) The words "public way" shall include any highway, town way, road, bridge, street, 
sidewalk, or square dedicated to public use. 

(b) The words "owner" or "occupant" of a building or land shall include any sole owner 
or occupant and any joint tenants, tenants in common, or tenants by the entirety, of the whole 
or any part of a building or lot of land. 

(c) The word "person" shall include individuals, corporations, societies, associations, 
and partnerships. 

(d) Any use in these By-laws of the phrase "by law" shall mean in accordance with the 
laws of the United States of America and of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well 
as regulations promulgated by the authority thereof, as from time to time amended. 

(e) Whenever used herein, a pronoun in the masculine gender shall include the feminine 
gender. Whenever the context may be so construed, any noun, pronoun, or verb in the singular 
shall include the plural. The words "herein", "hereunder", or any compound of the word 
"here" shall refer to the entire By-laws, as from time to time amended. 

Section 3. Officers and Committees 

(a) All elected officers and members of boards and committees shall be registered voters 
of the Town. When elected or appointed shall, before entering into that position, be sworn 
in by the Town Clerk. 

(b) Unless otherwise specified in these By-laws, officers and members of boards and 
committees shall receive no compensation. 

(c) All officers and members of boards and committees shall continue to hold office 
until their successors are installed. 

(d) Persons who resign from Town offices, boards, or committees shall submit formal 
notification of their resignation to the Town Clerk, as well as to the chairman of the board or 
committee from which they are resigning. 

(e) Vacancies in offices shall be filled for the remainder of an unexpired term in the 
following manner 

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Section 10 and 1 1, of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

(ii) Unless otherwise provided by law or these By-laws vacancies in appointive 
offices shall be filled by the original appointing authority. 

Section 3. Officers and Committees 

(0 All officers of the Town at the expiration of their term of office shall deliver to then- 
successors all books, papers, documents and other properties in their custody belonging to 
the Town. 

(g) All books, papers, and documents belonging to the Town and not necessary for the 
immediate use of any department shall be placed in the custody of the Town Clerk and 
deposited in the Town vaults. 

(h) Unless otherwise provided by vote of the Town, by law, or in these By-laws, all 
committees shall be appointed by the Moderator or other appointing authority as soon as 
possible after the passage of the vote creating the committee. If a committee is chosen by 
nominations from the floor of the Town Meeting, no person shall nominate more than one 
member of such committee. 

(i) Appointments of successors to standing committees shall be made within 30 days 
after the Annual Town Meeting, unless otherwise provided by law or these By-laws 

(j) Unless otherwise provided, the first-named member of a committee shall immedi- 
ately call all members of the committee together for the purpose of organization. Each 
committee shall thereafter proceed with the duties and report to the Town as promptly as 
possible, and, unless it is discharged, it shall make a report at the next Annual Town Meeting. 
The members of a committee which fails to make a report at such Annual Meeting shall be 
such failure be held to have resigned, and without further action or vote, new members shall 
be appointed by the original appointing authority unless other action is taken by express vote 
of the Meeting. 

(k) All committees responsible for any matter requiring a public hearing shall give 
proper public notice, stating the time, place, and purpose of such hearing, in accordance with 
Chapter 39, Section 23B, of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

(1) A vote to accept the report of a committee, except a report of progress, shall unless 
otherwise provided, discharge the committee, but it shall not operate as an adoption of the 
recommendations of such report without an express vote duly passed to that effect 

(m) All reports of committees, except reports of progress, shall be in writing and shall 
be permanently filed with the Town Clerk, and if the Selectmen so require or the Town so 
votes, the report of any committee shall be published as a part of the next Annual Town 
Report 

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(n) A majority of the members of a committee shall constitute a quorum, and unless 
otherwise provided by governing instrument, or these By-laws, a majority vote of those 
members constituting a quorum shall prevail. 

(o) Each board, commission, or committee shall annually elect a chairman from its 
membership. 

(p) Each board, commission or committee shall keep records of its meetings and other 
proceedings sufficient to ensure continuity in its operation from year to year. 

(q) Each Town officer, each head of a Town department, committee, or board, and any 
individual having charge or custody of any real or personal property belonging to or under 
the control of the Town shall annually by January 10 file with the Board of Selectmen and 
with the Town Accountant an itemized inventory of such property, both real and personal, 
under his control. This report shall include a description of the property and an appraisal of 
its replacement value, and shall be true, accurate, and complete as of the close of business on 
December 3 1 of the preceding year. Each officer or head of a Town department, committee, 
or board shall, upon the purchase or acquisition of any property, render a statement in writing 
to the Selectmen and the Town Accountant fully describing the property, with the replace- 
ment value thereof. 

(r) The reports of all officers, boards, or committees which are to be printed in the 
Annual Report shall be delivered to the Selectmen at least sixty days before the date of the 
Annual Town Meeting. 

(s) Unless otherwise provided by statute or these By-laws, all fees, fines or other 
moneys collected in the name of or on behalf of the Town by any Town Officer, board, or 
committee shall be turned over to the Treasurer-Collector. 

(t) All boards, commissions, or committees shall comply with Chapter 39, Section 23B 
of the Massachusetts General Laws concerning notice of meetings and conduct of proceed- 
ings. 

(u) Any individual, group of individuals, or Board which has the authority under this 
By-law or under State Law to appoint members to boards, commissions, or committees shall, 
when making any such appointment, notify each appointee in writing of the boards, 
commission, or committee to which he has been appointed, the inception date of his term of 
office, and the termination day of his term of office, and unless otherwise provided by State 
Law, the termination date shall be June 30. 



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ARTICLE II 

TOWN MEETING 

Section 1. Annual Town Meeting 

(a) The Annual Town Meeting shall be held on the first Saturday in April in each year 
at 10:00 a.m. The meeting for the election of those town officers who by law must be elected 
by ballot, and for determining such matters as by law must be decided by ballot, shall take 
place on the second Saturday in April; polls shall be open at 8:00 A.M. and shall remain open 
until 6:00 P.M. or until such further time as the Meeting may vote. 

(b) The Selectmen shall give notice of every Annual Town Meeting by causing a 
constable to post attested copies of the warrant for such Meeting at the Post Office in the 
Town, and in not less than five (5) other public places in the Town, not less than seven (7) 
days before the day appointed for the Meeting. 

The Selectmen shall also cause to be sent by mail or delivered to each registered voter 
of the Town a printed copy of the warrant for every Annual Town Meeting, at least five (5) 
days before the time named in the warrant for holding the Meeting. 

(c) The Selectmen shall insert any article in the warrant for an Annual Town Meeting 
upon written request by ten (10) or more registered voters of the Town. The names and 
addresses of the first ten (10) registered voters requesting insertion of an article shall be 
printed in the warrant immediately following such article. Such requests for insertion of an 
article in the warrant must be received by the Selectmen at least sixty (60) days before the 
specified time for the Annual Town Meeting. 

Section 2. Special Town Meeting 

(a) The Selectmen may call a Special Town Meeting to consider any matter which in 
their opinion requires action prior to the next Annual Town Meeting. The Selectmen shall call 
a Special Town Meeting upon written request of two hundred (200) registered voters of the 
Town, the Meeting to be held not later than forty-five (45) days after the receipt of such a 
request The Selectmen shall, moreover, insert in the warrant for the Special Town Meeting 
all subjects the insertion of which is requested in petition of the voters. No action shall be valid 
unless the subject matter thereof is contained in the warrant. 

(b) The Selectmen shall give notice of every Special Town Meeting by causing a 
constable to post attested copies of the warrant for the Meeting at the Post Office in the Town, 
and in not less than five other public places in the Town, not less than fourteen (14) days 
before the day appointed for the Meeting. In addition thereto, a copy of the warrant printed 
in some convenient form shall be sent by mail or delivered to each registered voter of the 
Town, at least fourteen (14) days before the day appointed for the Meeting. 



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(c) The Selectmen shall insert any article in the warrant for a Special Town Meeting 
upon written request by 100 registered voters of the Town. The names and addresses of the 
first ten registered voters requesting insertion of an article shall be printed in the warrant 
immediately following such article. The request for insertion of an article in the warrant must 
be received by the Selectmen within seven days after the call for the Special Town Meeting. 

Section 3. Review & Insertion of Warrant 
Articles by Advisory Committee 

Copies of all articles in the warrant for Annual or Special Town Meetings shall 
immediately be forwarded by the Selectmen to the Advisory Committee for their considera- 
tion. The Advisory Committee shall have the right to request the Selectmen to insert articles 
in the warrant until 20 days before the Annual Town Meeting. 

Section 4. Quorum 

One hundred registered voters shall constitute a quorum at a Town Meeting, except that 
a motion to adjourn shall not require a quorum. No vote shall be held to be invalid for lack 
of the required quorum unless it appears from the records of the Town Clerk of the Meeting 
that before the results of such vote were declared the presence of a quorum was duly 
questioned and found to be lacking. 

Section 5. Rules for Government of Town Meetings 

(a) The Moderator, while occupying the chair, shall not participate in any discussion 
before the meeting. 

(b) Town Meetings are open, and participation is limited to registered voters of the 
Town, provided, however, that non-registered voters and non-residents may address the 
Meeting under the following circumstances: 

(i) A professional person employed by the Town regarding any matter under 
discussion at a Meeting may address the Meeting without its consent; 

(ii) Other non-registered voters and non-residents may, upon order of the Modera- 
tor, address a Meeting regarding any matter under discussion at such Meeting, 
provided that the Moderator* s order may be appealed as provided in subsection 
(1) of this Section 5. 

(c) Every person speaking upon a subject in any Meeting shall confine his remarks to 
the question before the Meeting, avoid personalities, and be seated when he has finished. Any 
person who is employed by another person regarding any matter under discussion at a 
Meeting shall disclose the fact of his employment before speaking thereon. 



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(d) Every person desiring to speak shall rise, address the chair, and, on obtaining 
recognition, shall state his name and stand while speaking unless the Moderator otherwise 
directs. 

(e) No person shall speak on any subject a second time for more than five minutes unless 
the Meeting permits him to do so. 

(f) No person shall speak more than twice upon any question, except to correct an error 
or make an explanation, without first obtaining the permission of the Meeting, and not until 
others who have not spoken upon the question shall speak if they so desire. 

(g) When a question is to be voted on for which only a majority vote is required, the 
decision of the meeting shall be determined by the voices of the voters, and the Moderator 
shall promptly announce the vote as it appears to him by sound. If the Moderator is unable 
to determine the vote by the sound of the voices, or if his announcement is thereupon doubted 
by seven or more voters rising in their places for that purpose, the Moderator shall without 
debate determine the vote in either of die following ways: 

(i) by ordering a hand vote, for which he may appoint tellers to make and 
report the count, or 

(ii) by ordering a vote by ballot of the Meeting. 

(h) If, after debate, the Meeting so orders, or if, upon recommendation of the Advisory 
Committee, the Moderator so orders (subject to appeal as provided in subsection (1) in this 
Section), the vote on any motion shall be taken in one of three ways: 

(i) by a hand vote, 

(ii) by a vote with the use of a check list, or 

(iii) by a "yes" or "no" ballot with or without the use of a check list. 

(i) When the Moderator rules that a motion is readily divisible, and either the Moderator 
deems it advisable or seven voters present so request, the motion shall be divided and the vote 
upon each part be taken separately. 

(j) When a question is under debate, these motions shall be received: 

(i) to adjourn to a fixed time; 

(ii) to lay on the table; 

(iii) to stop debate ("previous question"); 



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(iv) to postpone to a certain time; 

(v) to commit; or 

(vi) to amend, 

and these motions shall have precedence in the order stated. The first three shall be decided 
without debate, and the latter three may be debated. Motions to lay on the table or to stop 
debate require at least a two-thirds vote. 

When proposed amendments involve amounts, if to purchase, the largest amount, or, 
if to sell, the smallest amount, shall be put to a vote first 

(k) A motion to reconsider any vote may be made at an adjourned session of the Meeting 
only if the mover of this motion has given notice at the session of the Meeting at which the 
vote was taken, of his intention to make such motion at an adjourned session. There can be 
no reconsideration of a vote once it has been reconsidered or after a vote not to reconsider it. 
A motion to reconsider any vote must be made before the final dissolution of the Meeting 
during which the vote was taken. 

Nothing contained in the foregoing subsection, however, shall prevent or be construed 
as preventing the reintroduction of any matter in an article of the warrant for a subsequent 
Town Meeting. 

(1) Any voter may appeal from the decision of the Moderator, and when his appeal is 
properly seconded by seven (7) or more voters, no other business, except a motion to adjourn 
to a fixed time or to lay on the table, shall be in order until the question of appeal has been 
decided. The appeal shall be decided without debate and by a hand vote. If there is a tie vote, 
the Moderator's decision stands. 

(m) The duties of the Moderator and the government of the Town Meeting not 
specifically provided for by the law or in this Article II shall be determined by the rules of 
practice recommended in "Town Meeting Time: A Handbook of Parliamentary Law' 
(Johnson, Trustman, & Wadsworth, Second Edition, 1984), so far as they are appropriate for 
the conditions and powers of the Town. 

ARTICLE m 

ELECTED TOWN OFFICERS 

Section 1. Town Moderator 

(a) The Moderator shall be elected for a term of three years and shall receive 
compensation as fixed by the Town Meeting. 



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(b) The Moderator is the head of the legislative branch of the Town and shall preside 
at Town Meetings. 

(c) All committees authorized by the Town Meeting, except as otherwise provided by 
law, or vote of the Town, shall be appointed by the Moderator as soon as possible afterpassage 
of the vote creating the committee. 

Section 2. Selectmen 

(a) A Board of Selectmen consisting of five (5) members who shall be citizens of the 
Town: one (1) member to be elected in 1988 to hold office for three (3) years; two (2) 
members to be elected in 1989 both to hold office for three (3) years; two (2) members to be 
elected in 1990 both to hold office for three (3) years; 

and each to hold office until his successor is qualified, and thereafter when the term of 
a member expires, the Town shall elect by ballot, members of the Board to serve for three (3) 
years and until the successor is qualified. They shall hold no other elected Town Office, and 
shall receive compensation as fixed by the Town Meeting. 

(b) The Selectmen, as the executive branch of Town government, shall be responsible 
for the general direction and management of the property and affairs of the Town in all matters 
not otherwise provided for by law and these By-laws. 

(c) The Selectmen shall cause to be compiled, printed, posted and distributed the 
Warrant for each Annual and Special Town Meeting, in accordance with the provisions of 
Article II of these By-laws. 

(d) The Selectmen shall cause to be printed and ready for distribution, at least seven days 
before the Annual Town Meeting, a report giving a detailed statement of the receipts and 
expenditures of the Selectmen, Treasurer-Collector, School Committee, and all other Town 
Officers, boards or committees who have had charge of expenditures of Town funds for the 
financial year immediately preceding. The Annual Report shall also contain all reports for 
the preceding year submitted by appointed and elected officers, boards and committees, and 
the Town Clerk's record of Town Meetings held, a list of vital statistics of Cohasset Citizens, 
election results, the jury list and any other matters required under Chapter 40, Section 49, of 
the Massachusetts General Laws. 

(e) Each quinquennial valuation of property made by the Assessors, or an abstract 
thereof, shall be printed with the S electmen ' s Report for the year following the valuation. The 
next such report shall be valuations as of January 1 , 1991 , and the next report thereafter shall 
be as of January 1 , 1996, and reports shall be made every five years thereafter. The Selectmen 
shall make available at their office an adequate number of copies of this report for purchase 
at a reasonable price set by the Selectmen. 



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(f) The Selectmen may appear, either personally or by Town Counsel or by Special 
Counsel duly employed by them, before Court, Committee of the Legislature, Commission, 
or other tribunal, to protect the interests of the Town, but they are not authorized hereby to 
commit the Town to any course of action. They shall have authority as agents to institute, j 
prosecute, and defend suits and claims against or involving the interests of the Town, and may | 
pay settlements not exceeding Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00) from any 
appropriation or funds which may be legally available for the purpose, when, in their 
judgment and upon advice of counsel, such settlement is in the best interests of the Town. 

(g) The Selectmen shall have the possession and management of all real property 
purchased or taken for taxes not inconsistent with law or with the right of redemption. They 
may sell at public or private sale any property acquired by the Town through proceedings 
based on nonpayment of taxes, and may impose upon the property so sold such restrictions, 
reservations, or conditions as shall seem appropriate. They may execute, acknowledge, and 
deliver, in the name and under the seal of the Town, deeds or other instruments therefor, in 
the sale, conveyance, and transfer of real estate permitted or specifically authorized by the 
Town vote for a stipulated sum to a designated person. The Selectmen may, whenever they 
deem it in the best interests of the Town, sell, convey, and transfer such real estate for a larger 
sum to a different person or at public auction. 

(h) Whenever it is necessary to execute a deed or other instrument conveying any 
interest in land belonging to the Town, other than a tax deed, unless it is otherwise provided 
by law or by vote of the Town, such deed or instrument shall be executed on behalf of the 
Town by a majority of the Selectmen, and it shall be sealed with the Town Seal. 

(i) The Selectmen shall have the right to sell any item of personal property of the Town 
after it has been properly appraised by a qualified person. If the property is appraised at more 
than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), the property shall be offered for sale at public 
auction. If property is not sold at public auction, or if it has been declared by a qualified person 
to be unsalable or of negligible value, the Selectmen may offer it to non-profit charitable 
organizations, and, if not accepted, to anyone who will remove the property promptly at no 
charge. All moneys realized from any and all sales shall be turned over to the Town Treasurer- 
Collector. 

(j) The Selectmen shall keep insured against loss, damage, or fire all insurable property 
of the Town, both real and personal. They shall maintain general liability insurance and group 
health, accident, and life insurance for all eligible Town employees. 

(k) The Selectmen shall have such other powers, duties, and responsibilities as are 
provided by the Massachusetts General Laws, including, without limitation, the following: 

(i) Advertising for bids for purchases and expenditures in excess of Fomi 
Thousand Dollars ($4,000.00) except as otherwise specified by statute; 



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(ii) Awarding contracts for public works projects, public buildings, and equip- 
ment, and being responsible for the proper fulfillment of such contracts; 

(iii) Signing notes and approving the warrant for payrolls and payment of bills; 

(iv) Appointing Town officers and employees whose selection is not otherwise 
specified by law or these By-laws; 

(v) Negotiating labor contracts with Town employees, except as otherwise 
specified by the Massachusetts General Laws; 

(vi) Making regulations governing the Police Department and the officers 
thereof; 

(vii) Applying for federal and state funds to finance public works projects 
authorized by the Town Meeting, except as otherwise specified by law, and 
being responsible for the proper execution of the mandates of the Town 
concerning such works; 

(viii) Appointing workers at elections, in accordance with Chapter 51 of the 
Massachusetts General Laws; 

(ix) Acting as Tree, Park and Cemetery Commissioner and in that connection 
shall, among other things, care for and maintain trees, playgrounds, and 
public parks, including Wheelwright Park, in conformity with the Massa- 
chusetts General Laws and with provisions of specific bequests; 

(x) Caring for and managing all public cemeteries; 

(xi) Authorizing the location of street lights and approving street signs; 

(xii) Issuing gasoline permits and the following licenses: Sunday, liquor, enter- 
tainment, common victualer, innholder, dealer, junk collector, auctioneer, 
and peddler. They shall establish appropriate fees for such licenses and 
permits, if not otherwise specified by law; 

(xiii) Renting property of the Town under their jurisdiction on such terms and 
conditions as they deem appropriate and in the best interest of the Town; 

(xiv) Conducting hearings involving complaints about dogs and other animals, 
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Section 3. Town Clerk 

(a) The Town Clerk shall be elected for a term of three years and shall assume office 
seven days after his election. An individual who has served in the office of Town Clerk for 
five consecutive years may, by vote at a Town election, hold that office during good behavior 
pursuant to the provisions of Chapter41, Section 19B, of the Massachusetts General Laws. 
He shall be compensated as fixed by the Town Meeting. 

(b) The Town Clerk shall perform the duties required of him by the Massachusetts 
General Laws, including, without limitation, keeping a record of vital statistics, election 
results, the jury list, the list of residents of the Town, and the list of registered voters, and shall 
record and file all agreements and other papers and documents affecting the interests of the 
Town. 

(c) The Town Clerk shall instruct the Town Counsel to record every instrument 
conveying an interest in land to the Town, except as otherwise provided by law, in the proper 
Registry of Deeds, and shall retain custody of all such recorded instruments upon their return 
from the Registry of Deeds. He shall also keep in a book devoted to mat purpose alone, true 
copies of all conveyances executed and delivered by the Town of any interest in land. 

(d) The Town Clerk shall keep on file these By-laws and all revisions thereof and 
additions or amendments thereto, and shall make copies available to the public. 

(e) The Town Clerk shall keep minutes of all Town Meetings and record all votes as 
declared by the Moderator. His report of any Town Meeting shall include each article in its 
entirety, together with the main motion and any amendments thereto and the disposition 
thereof. 

(0 The Town Clerk shall immediately after every Town Meeting, furnish the Board of 
Assessors, the Town Accountant, and the Treasurer-Collector with a statement of all moneys 
appropriated by the Town at such meeting, and of the purpose of each appropriation. 

(g) The Town Clerk shall include in the regular record of a Town Meeting such portions 
of any report of a board or committee whose recommendations have been adopted as may be 
necessary for understanding the action taken by the Town. 

Unless such a report has been printed in full in the Town Report, the Clerk shall cause , 
it to be entered in full in the Book of Reports. This Book shall be properly indexed. The reports 
shall be numbered for each municipal year in the order of their presentation, and a marginal 
reference shall be made of the date of the meeting at which the report was presented. The 
regular record of the meeting shall also make reference to the number of the report as entered 
in the Books of Reports. 

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related to or affects the duties of any board, committee, or officer of the Town, shall furnish 
a copy of such vote to such board, committee, or officer. 

(i) The Town Clerk shall promptly notify in writing each individual who was elected 
to an office or committee at any Town Meeting. If the vote creates a committee, the notice 
shall contain a copy of the vote creating the committee and the names of all other members 
of such committee. 

(j) The Town Clerk shall provide and have in readiness for use at Town Meetings a 
sufficient supply of "Yes" and "No" ballots. These ballots shall be identical in size, shape, 
color, paper, and ink, and in size and style of type. 

(k) The Town Clerk shall, at least sixty (60) days prior to each Annual Town Meeting, 
notify in writing the chairman of any committee which has made no report to the Selectmen 
for inclusion in the Annual Report, that a report must be presented from the floor at the Annual 
Town Meeting for that year. 

Section 4. Treasurer-Collector 

(a) The Treasurer-Collector shall be elected for a term of three (3) years, shall devote 
full time to the duties of his office, and shall receive compensation as fixed by the Town 
Meeting. 

(b) The Treasurer-Collector shall have custody of all notes and bonds, as well as 
temporary custody of all bills, vouchers, and payrolls until paid. After payment all bills, 
vouchers, and payrolls shall be placed in the custody of the Town Accountant. 

(c) The Treasurer-Collector shall act as treasurer of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library. 

(d) The Treasurer-Collector shall administer all cemetery funds under the jurisdiction 
of the Town of Cohasset in conformity with Article VIII of these By-laws. 

Section 5. Board of Assessors 

(a) The Board of Assessors shall consist of three (3) members, each elected for a three 
(3) year term , with one ( 1 ) member elected each year. They shall hold no other elective office 
and shall receive compensation as fixed by the Town Meeting. 

(b) The Board of Assessors shall elect a chairman and a secretary each year. 

(c) The Board of Assessors shall annually establish or cause to be established the fair 
market value for all real estate and personal property in the Town and shall assess taxes 
accordingly, as provided under Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws. As of January 
1, 1986, and every five years thereafter, the assessors shall prepare for publication by the 



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Selectmen a report of the quinquennial valuation of property, or an abstract thereof, as 
provided in Section 2 (e) of this article. 

(d) The Assessors shall deliver the tax list and Warrant for Collection to the Town 
Treasurer-Collector. Additional warrants shall be issued to the Treasurer-Collector for all 
taxes assessed or re-assessed which are not covered by the original warrant. 

(e) The Assessors shall maintain up-to-date records of real estate and personal property 
assessments and automobile excise taxes and shall have authority for granting abatements on 
real estate and personal property taxes. 

(f) The Assessors shall keep the record required by law of all tax abatements. Each 
month the Assessors shall notify the Town Treasurer-Collector and Town Accountant in 
writing as to the amount of taxes abated from each tax levy. 

Section 6. School Committee 

(a) The School Committee shall consist of five (5) members, two (2) members to be 
elected at the Annual Town Meeting in 1988 to hold office for three (3) years, two (2) 
members to be elected at the Annual Town Meeting in 1989 to hold office for three (3) years, 
and one (1) member to be elected at the Annual Town Meeting in 1990 to hold office for three 
(3) years, each to hold office until his successor is qualified; and thereafter when the term of 
a member expires, the Town shall elect by ballot a member of the Board to serve for three (3) 
years and until his successor is qualified. 

(b) The School Committee shall formulate the policy of the local school system to 
achieve the educational objectives of the community in conformity with the directives of the 
State Board of Education. 

(c) The School Committee shall have such duties and responsibilities as are provided 
in the Massachusetts General Laws and shall be specifically responsible for the following 
areas of school administration: 

(i) Policy determination; 

(ii) Financial planning and budgeting; 

(iii) Appointment and dismissal of personnel; 

(iv) Approval of courses and textbooks; 

(v) Planning of school services; 

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(vii) Negotiation of contracts with School Department employees; 

(viii) Purchase of materials, equipment, and supplies for the School Department 
and awarding of contracts for the physical plant. 

(d) The School Committee shall elect a chairman and shall appoint one of its members 
as secretary, who shall keep and have available a permanent record book, in which all its 
votes, orders, and proceedings shall be recorded. 

(e) Meetings of the School Committee shall be properly called and advertised. 

(f) The School Committee shall meet at least every other month with the Student 
Advisory Committee. 

(g) As soon as a vacancy occurs on the School Committee, written notice must be given 
to the Board of Selectmen. After one week's notice, the Board of Selectmen and the 
remaining members of the School Committee shall meet together and by majority vote elect 
a person to fill the vacancy. The new appointee shall serve only until the next Town election, 
at which time a successor shall be elected to fill the unexpired term. 

Section 7. Board of Health 

(a) The Board of Health shall consist of three members, with one member elected each 
year for a three-year term. 

(b) Each year the Board shall elect one of its members as chairman. 

(c) The Board shall have such duties and responsibilities as are prescribed by Chapter 
1 1 1 of the Massachusetts General Laws and the regulations promulgated thereunder. 

(d) The Board shall have authority to appoint a full-time Health Agent, who shall have 
such duties and responsibilities as shall be delegated to him by the Board. 

(e) The Board may establish reasonable health regulations, which shall become law 
after being published in a newspaper in general circulation in the Town and filed with the 
Town Clerk. 

(0 The Board shall have authority to restrain and prosecute violators of state or local 
health regulations. 

(g) The Board shall have authority to issue permits for private disposal facilities. 
collection of garbage, and construction and repair of septic systems. 

(h) The Board shall be responsible for proper administration of the Town disposal 
facility, in conformity with Federal, State and local health regulations. 

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Section 8. Highway Surveyor 

(a) The Highway Surveyor shall be elected for a term of three years and shall receive 
compensation as fixed by the Town Meeting. 

(b) He shall be responsible for surfacing and maintaining all public ways and sidewalks, 
removing obstructions therefrom, maintaining storm drainage systems, and installing and 
maintaining road markings, highway signs, and other highway devices essential to public 
safety. 

(c) Upon vote of the Board of Selectmen that public necessity requires the reconstruc- 
tion, resurfacing, and repairing of necessary drainage on private ways that have been open 
to the public for one year, the Highway Surveyor shall make such temporary repairs as are 
authorized by law. 

(d) He shall be responsible for snow-plowing, sanding, and snow removal on public 
ways and on private ways where required for public safety. 

Section 9. Planning Board 

(a) The Planning Board shall consist of five members, with one member elected each 
year for a five-year term. 

(b) The Planning Board shall elect from among its members a chairman, a vice- 
chairman, and a clerk each year. 

(c) The Planning Board shall from time to time study the needs and potential of the 
Town and, where necessary, prepare plans. They shall submit a report of such studies and 
plans to the Selectmen and shall furnish a copy of the report to the Division of Community 
Services of the Department of Community Affairs. They shall also report to the Town 
Meeting on the condition of the Town and shall give information on any plans or proposals 
for Town development and shall also send a copy of this report to the Division of Community 
Services of the Department of Community Affairs. 

(d) The Planning Board shall have responsibility for administration of subdivision 
control, in accordance with Chapter 41, Sections 8 IK through 81GG, of the Massachusetts 
General Laws. 

(e) The Planning Board shall also have such other duties and responsibilities as are 
imposed upon it by Chapter 40A and Sections 81 A through J, of Chapter 41 of the 
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Section 10. Water Commissioners 

(a) There shall be three Water Commissioners, with one elected each year for a three- 
year term. 

(b) The Water Commissioners shall have exclusive charge and control of the municipal 
water department and water system subject to Federal and State laws and these By-laws, and 
to such instructions, rules, and regulations as the Town may from time to time impose by its 
vote. 

(c) The Water Commissioners shall fix just and equitable rates for the use of the Town 
water system and shall prescribe the time and manner of payment of such charges. In setting 
rates, the Water Commissioners shall raise sufficient income to defray all operating expenses, 
interest charges, and payments on the principal as they may accrue upon any bonds or notes 
issued for the purposes of the municipal water system. Upon approval by Town Meeting, such 
water rates shall become effective. 

(d) The Water Commissioners shall have the power to award contracts for sums not to 
exceed those approved by the Town Meeting for all work to be performed in the construction 
and maintenance of the Town water system. 

(e) The Water Commissioners shall establish rules and regulations for the use of the 
Town water system. These rules and regulations shall become effective when filed with the 
Town Clerk. 

Section 11. Sewer Commissioners 

(a) There shall be three Sewer Commissioners, who shall be citizens of the Town to hold 
office, with one elected each year for a three (3) year term. 

(b) The Sewer Commissioners shall supervise the operation of the Sewer Department 
and shall ensure that it conforms with all federal and State Environmental and Health 
Regulations. 

(c) The Sewer Commissioners shall be responsible for all planning relating to the 
expansion of the Town sewer system and shall establish and update a master plan incorpo- 
rating all areas of the Town. 

(d) The Sewer Commissioners have the power to award contracts for sums not to exceed 
those approved by Town Meeting, for all work to be performed in the construction and 
maintenance of the Town sewer system. 

(e) The Sewer Commissioners shall establish fees for use of the Town scwcr system. 
Such fees shall be based on the volume of water usage. 



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(f) The Sewer Commissioners shall establish rules and regulations for use of the Town 
sewer system . Before becoming effective, such rules and regulations must be presented to the 
Town Meeting for approval and be filed with the Town Clerk. 

(g) The Sewer Commissioners shall have such other duties and powers as are provided 
by Federal and State law and these By-laws. 

Section 12. Trustees of Paul Pratt Memorial Library 

(a) There shall be nine (9) Library Trustees with three (3) elected annually, each for a 
three (3) year term. 

(b) The Library Trustees shall elect a chairman and a secretary each year. 

(c) The Town Treasurer-Collector shall act as treasurer of the Paul Pratt Memorial 
Library. 

(d) Except as otherwise provided in the Massachusetts General Laws, the Library 
Trustees shall have the control of the following: 

(i) The Library and all property owned by the Town relating thereto; 

(ii) All money appropriated by the Town for the support and maintenance of the 
Library; and 

(iii) All gifts and bequests to the Library, in accordance with the terms of such gifts 
or bequests. 

(e) The Library Trustees shall appoint the librarian and otherprofessional assistants and 
shall select books and all other library media. 

(£) The Library Trustees may adopt such rules and regulations governing the use of the 
library facilities as they may deem advisable. A copy of these rules and regulations and all 
amendments and revisions thereof shall be posted in the Library and filed with the Town 
Clerk before they become effective. 

(g) The Library Trustees shall have such other powers and duties as are provided in 
Chapter 78 of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

Section 13. Recreation Commission 

(a) The Recreation Commission shall consist of seven (7) members, with one (1) elected 
each year for four (4) successive years and three (3) elected the fifth year. All members shall 
serve a five (5) year term. 



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(b) The Recreation Commission shall promote, encourage, and coordinate recreational 
activities for all citizens of the Town, and in connection therewith may establish self- 
supporting service revolving funds, to the extent permitted by Chapter 44, Section 53D of 
Massachusetts General Laws. 

(c) The Recreation Commission may engage a full-time recreational director. 

(d) The Recreation Commission shall be responsible for making recommendations to 
the Board of Selectmen concerning maintenance and improvement of recreational area 
owned by the Town. 

(e) The Recreation Commission may cooperate with adjoining towns in establishing 
joint recreational areas. 

Section 14. Cohasset Housing Authority 

(a) The Cohasset Housing Authority shall consist of five members, with one member 
to be elected in each of four consecutive years for a five-year term, and one member to be 
appointed by the Department of Community affairs every fifth year for a five-year term. 

(b) The Authority is responsible for determining the need for community housing in the 
Town, as set forth in Chapter 121B of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

(c) The Authority is responsible for obtaining approval and funding for community 
housing projects from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Community 
Affairs and/or the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

(d) The Authority shall oversee the Construction of community housing projects and 
shall be responsible for their operation, maintenance, and administration. 

ARTICLE IV 

APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS 

Section 1. Executive Secretary 

(a) The Executive Secretary to the Board of Selectmen shall be appointed by the 
Selectmen and shall serve at their discretion. 

(b) He shall be compensated as the Selectmen shall determine, provided that the 
appropriation required shall be approved by the Town Meeting. 

(c) No elected member of the Board of Selectmen may simultaneously serve as a 
selectmen and as Executive Secretary. 



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(d) The Executive Secretary shall be a person especially fitted by training or experience 
to perform the duties of his office. 

(e) The Executive Secretary shall have the following duties: 

(i) To see that the orders and policies of the Board of Selectmen are carried out; 

(ii) To make investigations, reports, and recommendations with regard to such 
matters as the Board of Selectmen may require; 

(iii) To supervise the preparation of the Annual Town Report; 

(iv) To receive, investigate, and answer complaints directed to the Board of 
Selectmen or refer them to the proper department, departments, boards, or 
committees for attention; 

(v) To participate in the preparation of budgets for those departments the heads 
of which are appointed by the Board of Selectmen; 

(vi) To recommend to the Board of Selectmen and with its approval to the 
Advisory Committee any changes he deems desirable in the budgets which 
are submitted by these or other departments. 

(vii) To deal with such administrative problems and perform such other related 
duties and services as the Board of Selectmen may from time to time assign 
to him. 

Section 2. Town Counsel 

(a) The Town Counsel shall be appointed annually by the Board of Selectmen. He shall 
be a member of the Massachusetts Bar. 

On the recommendation of the Town Counsel, the Board of Selectmen may appoint one 
or more assistant Town Counsels, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Town Counsel. Any 
of the duties of Town Counsel may be performed by an assistant at the direction of Town 
Counsel. 

(b) The Town Counsel shall be compensated as determined by the Board of Selectmen. 

(c) Upon request of the Board of Selectmen, the Town Counsel shall prepare or approve 
all contracts, deeds, bonds, and other legal instruments relating to the Town, and shall give 
legal advice and furnish written opinions when so requested by the Board of Selectmen to any 
Town officer, board, or committee regarding any substantial legal question or matter relating 
to the duties of that officer, board or committee. No officer, board, or committee, other than 



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the School Committee, shall at the expense of or in behalf of the Town employ any other 
counsel, provided, however, that the Selectmen may employ any qualified counsel to conduct 
labor negotiations for the Town. 

(d) The Town Counsel, shall, upon the request of the Board of Selectmen, supervise the 
investigation of any claim arising out of an injury to person or property under circumstances 
which may give rise to a claim for damages against the Town and shall advise them as to the 
steps he deems necessary or proper to protect and defend the Town against such claims. 

(e) The Town Counsel shall prosecute or defend all cases pending in any Federal or 
State Court to which the Town is a party. 

Section 3. Town Accountant 

(a) The Town Accountant shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen under the 
provisions of Section 55 of Chapter 41 of the Massachusetts General Laws and shall, in 
addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined in this Section, perform such tasks as may 
be required by the Board of Selectmen. 

(b) The Town Accountant shall be compensated as determined by the Board of 
Selectmen and approved by Town Meeting. 

(c) The Town Accountant shall examine all bills, drafts, orders, and payrolls of the 
Town, and if found correct and approved as required by Chapter 41, Section 56, of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, shall draw a warrant upon the treasury for their payment. 

(d) The Town Accountant shall keep a complete set of books in which shall be entered 
the amount of each specific appropriation, the amounts and purposes of expenditures made 
therefrom, the receipts from each source of income, the amount of each assessment levied, 
and the abatements made. 

(e) The Town Accountant shall, at regular intervals and at least as often as once each 
month, send to the Selectmen and to each board, committee, head of department or officer 
having the authority for disbursement of an appropriation, a statement of the amount of orders 
approved and warrants drawn on behalf of said board, department or officer during the 
preceding month, and a statement of the balance of such appropriation remaining subject to 
draft. 

(f) The Town Accountant shall immediately upon the close of each calendar year 
compile statements in tabulated form showing the amounts appropriated and the amounts 
expended from each appropriation during the preceding fiscal year, the amounts appropriated 
for the current fiscal year and the amounts expended from such appropriations during the first 
six (6) months of such year, the amounts estimated to be expended from such appropriations 
during the second six (6) months of such year, and the estimates for the next ensuing fiscal 



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year, and shall forthwith furnish a copy thereof to the Selectmen or to such committee as the 
Town may appoint to consider and report on proposed appropriations. 

(g) The Town Accountant shall make an annual report, to be published as a Town 
document giving a statement of all receipts and expenditures of the Town for the past fiscal 
year, including those of funds managed by trustees or commissioners for the Town and 
showing also the amount of each specific appropriation, the expenditures, therefrom, and the 
purpose for which money has been spent. Such report shall contain a statement of any change 
in the amount of the Town debt during the year and a list of indebtedness incurred and unpaid 
at the end of the fiscal year. 

(h) The Town Accountant shall annually furnish the Board of Assessors with all 
financial data required to compute the tax rate as soon as necessary figures are available. 

Section 4. Police Chief 

(a) The Police Chief shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen and shall serve for 
a period of time permitted by statute and specified by the Board of Selectmen in an agreement 
for employment. He shall serve until such time as the Selectmen shall appoint his successor. 

(b) He shall be compensated as provided in Chapter 48, Section 57G of the Massachu- 
setts General Laws and shall devote full time to the duties of his office. 

(c) The Police Chief shall have such other powers and duties as are assigned to him by 
law, including, without limitation, the following: 

(i) The charge of all police officers, both regular and auxiliary, and the respon- 
sibility for assigning them to their respective duties; 

(ii) The Control of all Town property used by the Police Department; and 

(hi) The right to enter into mutual aid agreements with such neighboring towns as 
the Board of Selectmen may authorize. 



Section 5. Fire Chief 

(a) The Fire Chief shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen and shall hold office 
for a period of time permitted by statute and specified by the Board of Selectmen in an 
agreement for employment. He shall serve until such time as the Selectmen shall appoint his 
successor. 

(b) He shall be compensated as provided in Chapter 48, Section 57G of the Massachu- 
setts General Laws and shall devote full time to the duties of his office. 



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(c) The Fire Chief shall make rules and regulations for the operation of the Fire 
Department, shall be responsible for its efficiency and discipline, and shall have control of 
all Town property used by the Fire Department The Fire Chief shall be the chief administrator 
to the Fire Department 

(d) The Fire Chief shall be responsible for assigning the members of his force, including 
call men, to their respective duties. 

(e) The Fire Chief shall have absolute control at fires and alarms of fires in the Town 
and shall direct such measures as are necessary for the protection of life and property and for 
the control and extinguishment of fires. 

(f) The Fire Chief shall administer the Town's Ambulance Service and shall ensure that 
there is adequate staff, properly qualified, to service the Town's ambulance at all times. 

(g) The Fire Chief shall have the following duties: 

(i) To purchase, subject to approval of the Board of Selectmen, all proper 
apparatus used by the Fire Department and shall maintain it in good order, 

(ii) To act as a Forest Warden of the Town and have such duties and responsibili- 
ties as are provided by Chapter 48, Sections 8 through 28C, of the Massachu- 
setts General Laws; 

(iii) To issue such permits as are permitted by law for outdoor burning; 

(iv) To enter into mutual aid agreement with such neighboring towns as the Board 
of Selectmen may authorize; 

(v) To perform such regular inspections of nursing homes and schools as are 
required by the Massachusetts State Building Code; and 

(vi) To fulfill such other powers and duties as are assigned to him by law or 
delegated to him by the Board of Selectmen. 

Section 6. Building Inspector and Zoning Officer 

(a) The Building Inspector shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen for a term of 
one (1) year. He shall have had at least five (5) years' experience in the supervision of 
building construction or design, or a two (2) year associate degree in a related field. 

(b) He shall be compensated as provided in Article XI of these By-laws, as amended 
from time to time. 



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(b) He shall be compensated as provided in Article XI of these By-laws, as amended 
from time to time. 

(c) The Building Inspector shall not be engaged in, or directly connected with, the 
furnishing of labor, materials, or appliances for the construction, alteration, or maintenance 
of a building, within the Town of Cohasset, or the preparation of plans or specifications 
therefor, except for a building of which he is the owner. 

(d) The Building Inspector shall issue all necessary notices or orders to remove illegal 
or unsafe conditions, and shall ensure compliance with all requirements of the Massachusetts 
State Building Code for the safety, health, and general welfare of the public. 

(e) The Building Inspector shall receive applications and issue permits for the 
construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, demolition, and removal of structures, and for 
the installation of equipment. He shall inspect the premises for which such permits have been 
issued and enforce compliance with the Massachusetts State Building Code. 

(f) The Building Inspector shall keep official records of applications received, permits 
and certificates issued, fees collected, reports of inspections, variances granted, and notices 
and orders issued, and all such records shall be available to the public during normal working 
hours. 

(g) The Building Inspector shall periodically inspect and certify schools, the Library 
and other buildings for public assembly, and structures for multiple residence, and all reports 
of such inspections shall be in writing. 

(h) The Building Inspector shall submit an annual report to the Selectmen of all permits 
and certificates issued, fees collected, inspections made, and notices and orders issued during 
the previous year, a monthly report to the Department of Community Affairs of building 
permits issued during the previous month; and a weekly report to the Board of Assessors of 
permits issued during the previous week. 

(i) The Building Inspector shall be responsible for enforcing the provisions of Article 
VII, Section 7, of these By-laws, concerning hazardous conditions caused by discharge of 
water on public highways. 

Section 7. Wire Department Superintendent 

(a) The Wire Department Superintendent shall be appointed annually by the Board of 
Selectmen. He shall be a licensed electrician. 

(b) He shall be compensated as provided in Article XI of these By-laws, as amended 
from time to time. 



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(c) The Wire Department Superintendent shall inspect and approve all wiring done in 
the Town by electrical contractors; test periodically all fire alarm boxes and maintain the 
Town Fire Alarm system; inspect, maintain, replace, and install as needed all traffic signals; 
and make repairs and additions to the electrical systems of all Town-owned buildings and 
properties. 

Section 8. Plumbing Inspector 

(a) The Plumbing Inspector shall be appointed annually by the Building Inspector in 
accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 142, Section 11. He shall be a 
licensed plumber. 

(b) He shall be compensated for each inspection according to rates established by the 
Board of Selectmen. 

(c) He shall inspect and approve all new plumbing installations and alterations of 
existing plumbing facilities. 

Section 9. Inspector of Gas Piping and Gas Appliances 

(a) The Inspector of Gas Piping and Gas Appliances shall be appointed annually by the 
Building Inspector in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 142, Section 
1 1. He shall be a licensed plumber or licensed gas fitter. 

(b) He shall be compensated for each inspection according to rates established by the 
Board of Selectmen. 

(c) He shall enforce rules and regulations with respect to the installation of gas 
appliances and gas piping. 

Section 10. Harbormaster 

(a) The Harbormaster shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen and shall serve unti 1 
his successor is appointed. 

(b) He shall be compensated as provided in Article XI of these By-laws, as amended 
from time to time. 

(c) The Harbormaster shall be responsible for regulation of the harbor in accordance 
with Article IX of these By-laws, for determining the place of anchorage for vessels, and for 
issuing mooring and temporary permits. 

(d) The Harbormaster shall report to the Department of Public Works of the Common- 
wealth any shipwrecks in the area under his supervision, as well as any violation of Chapter 



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102, Section 17, of the Massachusetts General Laws, concerning the deposit of any substance 
which may obstruct or hinder navigation. 

(e) He shall have such other powers and duties as are assigned to him under Chapters 
90B and 102 of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

Section 11. Superintendent of Trees, Parks and Cemeteries 

(a) The Superintendent of Trees, Parks and Cemeteries shall be appointed by the Board 
of Selectmen for a term of up to three (3) years. He shall be licensed under the rules and 
regulations of the Pesticide Board of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 

(b) He shall be compensated as provided in Article XI of these By-laws, as amended 
from time to time, and shall devote full time to the duties of his position. 

(c) The Superintendent of Trees, Parks and Cemeteries shall be responsible for the care 
of trees and for the removal and replacement of diseased trees on Town Property; shall have 
the care and maintenance of all public school grounds, the Common, Town Parks and Town 
Cemeteries; and shall have such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned to him 
by the Board of Selectmen. 

Section 12. Constable 

(a) A Constable shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen from among those 
applying, for a term not to exceed three years. 

(b) He shall be compensated as provided in Article XI of these By-laws, as amended 
from time to time. 

(c) The Constable shall post the Warrant for each Annual and Special Town Meeting, 
as provided in Article 1 1 of these by-laws, shall serve warrants and processes as directed by 
the Selectmen, and may serve such other writs and processes as are permitted to a constable 
under the Massachusetts General Laws. 

Section 13. Sealer of Weights and Measures 

(a) The Sealer of Weights and Measures shall be appointed annually by the Board of 
Selectmen. He shall be qualified by knowledge and experience in the testing for accuracy of 
scales and other measuring devices. 

(b) He shall be compensated as provided in Article XI of these By-Laws, as amended 
from time to time. 

(c) The Sealer of Weights and Measures shall check annually, or more often if need be, 
all scales and other measuring devices used by commercial establishments within the Town 



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and shall affix thereto an official seal showing the date of inspection and attesting to the 
accuracy of the weighing or measuring device. 



(d) Fees for sealing the following weighing or measuring devices: 










Legal 










Sealing 








Device 


Fee 






Balances & 


Over 10,000 lbs. 


25.00 


to 


50.00 


Scales 


5,000 to 10,000 lbs. 
1,000 to 5,000 lbs. 


15.00 
10.00 




30.00 




100 to 5,000 


5.00 




20.00 




More than 10/less than 100 lbs. 


3.00 




5.00 




10 lbs. or less 


2.00 




5.00 


Weights 


Avoirdupois (Each) 


.20 




.50 




Metric (Each) 


.20 




.50 




Apothecary (Each) 


.20 




.50 




Troy (Each) 


.20 




.50 


Capacity 


Vehicle Tanks 








Measures 


Each Indicator 
Each 100 Gals, or 


2.00 




5.00 




Fraction Thereof 


1.00 




2.00 




Liquid 










1 Gallon or less 


.20 




.50 




More than 1 gallon 


.50 




1.00 


Liquid 


Inlet 1/2" or less 








Measuring 


Oil, Grease 


2.00 




4.00 


Meters 


Inlet more than 1/2" to 1" 










Gasoline 


4.00 




6.00 




Inlet more than 1" 










Vehicle Tank Pump 


8.00 




15.00 




Vehicle Tank Gravity 


10.00 




20.00 




Bulk Storage 


20.00 




40.00 




Company Supplies Prover 


10.00 




20.00 


Pump 


Each stop on pump 


.50 




2.00 


Other 


Taxi Meters 


4.00 




6.00 


Devices 


Odometer-Hubodometer 


4.00 




6.00 




Leather Meas. (Semi-Ann.) 


2.00 




4.00 




Fabric Measuring 


2.00 




4.00 




Wire-Rope-Cordage 


2.00 




4.00 


Linear 


Yard Sticks 


.20 




.50 


Measure 


Tapes 


.20 




.50 


Miscellaneous 












Milk Jars (per gross) 


4.00 




8.00 




Dry Measures 


.20 




.50 



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Section 14. Director of Veterans' Services 

(a) The Director of Veterans' Services shall be a veteran, appointed by the Board of 
Selectmen, under the provisions of Chapter 115, Section 10, of the Massachusetts General 
Laws. 

(b) He shall be compensated as provided in Article XI of these By-Laws, as amended 
from time to time. 

(c) The Director of Veterans' Services shall assist veterans to obtain the benefits to 
which they are entitled. 

Section 15. Director of Civil Defense and Emergency Preparedness 

(a) The Director of Civil Defense and Emergency Preparedness shall be appointed by 
the Board of Selectmen, as provided in Chapter 639 of the Acts of 1950, as amended, and shall 
serve until his successor is appointed. 

(b) He shall be compensated as provided in Article XI of these By-laws, as amended 
from time to time. 

(c) In times of emergency the Director of Civil Defense and Emergency Preparedness 
shall be the coordinator of personnel and facilities and shall be responsible to the Board of 
Selectmen for establishing an operating center with a communications system. 

(d) He shall be assisted by a Deputy and also by the members of the Auxiliary Police 
Force. 

Section 16. Shellfish Constable 

(a) The Shellfish Constable shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen for a term of 
three years. He shall be qualified by training and experience in shellfishery management. 

(b) He shall be compensated as provided in Article XI of these Bylaws, as amended from 
time to time. 

(c) The Shellfish Constable shall enforce all statutes, ordinances, bylaws, rules, and 
regulations relative to shellfish in the Town and in the performance of his duties, may request 
any person he suspects of unlawfully shellfishing or possessing shellfish unlawfully taken to 
display them, and may arrest without warrant a person refusing or failing to comply with his 
request 

(d) He shall have the authority granted natural resource officers for enforcement of 
Chapter 130, Sections 31, 37, 41, 43, and 44, of the Massachusetts General Laws. 



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(e) He shall have such other duties and responsibilities as are permitted by law and 
authorized by the Board of Selectmen. 

Section 17. Dog Officer 

(a) The Dog Officer shall be appointed annually by the Board of Selectmen. 

(b) He shall be compensated in accordance with Article XI of these By-laws, as 
amended from time to time. 

(c) The Dog Officer shall have such powers and duties as are provided in Chapter 140, 
Section 136A through 175, of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

(d) The Selectmen shall set the hours, duties, and other requirements of the position. 
These duties shall include, without limitation, enforcement of Section 12 of Article VII of 
these By-laws. 

(e) If a dog is impounded, the Dog Officer shall notify its owner immediately. Any dog 
so impounded may be claimed by its owner upon presentation of proof of payment of 
outstanding license fees, and payment to the Dog Officer of an appropriate pound fee, 
together with current boarding rate allowed under Chapter 140, Section 151 A of the 
Massachusetts General Laws. 

Section 18. Fence Viewers 

(a) Two or more Fence Viewers shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen for one 
(1) year terms. 

(b) They shall be compensated for each inspection, according to rates established by the 
Board of Selectmen. 

(c) Fence viewers shall decide disputes concerning the building and maintenance of 
partition fences in accordance with provisions of Chapter 49 of the Massachusetts General 
Laws. 

Section 19. South Shore Regional School Committee Member 

(a) The Member of the South Shore Regional School Committee shall be appointed by 
the Board of Selectmen for a three (3) year term. 

(b) The member shall represent the Town in establishing policy and determining budget 
requirements for the South Shore Regional Vocational High School in accordance with 
Chapter 71 of the Massachusetts General Laws. 



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ARTICLE V 

APPOINTED STANDING TOWN BOARDS AND COMMITTEES 

Section 1. Advisory Committee 

(a) The Advisory Committee shall consist of nine (9) members, with three (3) members 
to be appointed each year for three (3) year terms, the conclusion of each term being the end 
of the fiscal year. 

(b) Appointments shall be made by a committee consisting of the Moderator, the 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, and the Chairman of the Advisory Committee within 
twenty (20) days after the final adjournment or dissolution of each Annual Town Meeting. 

(c) Members shall be registered voters of the Town and shall hold no other elective or 
appointive office. No member shall serve more than two consecutive full terms. 

(d) As soon as possible after the annual appointment of new members, the Advisory 
Committee shall meet and elect from their membership a Chairman and secretary who shall 
hold office until their successors are elected. A true record of the proceedings of this 
committee shall be kept, and a copy of this record shall be filed annually in the office of the 
Town Clerk. 

(e) Five (5) members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business. 

(f) Absence from five (5) consecutive meetings, unless excused by vote of the Advisory 
Committee, shall be cause for removal. 

(g) When a vacancy occurs among the appointed members of the Advisory Committee, 
notice shall be given immediately by the Chairman to the Town Clerk. The Town Clerk shall 
thereupon notify the previously specified appointing committee, who shall promptly fill the 
vacancy. 

(h) The Advisory Committee shall review all articles in the Warrant for any Town 
Meeting and shall report thereon in writing to the Town Meeting such recommendations as 
it deems to be in the best interest of the Town. 

(i) The Advisory Committee shall require the Selectmen and other Town officers under 
whose direction appropriations of money are expended to submit to them an estimate of the 
appropriations necessary for their various departments and to appear before them for 
consultation regarding such estimates at such times and places as the Committee shall 
determine. The Advisory Committee shall state the amounts which, in its opinion, shall be 
appropriated for the ensuing year, shall add such explanations and suggestions as may be 
relevant thereto, and shall report thereon as provided above. 

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Section 1. Advisory Committee 

(j) The Advisory Committee may hold hearings and shall, upon written request at a 
reasonable time in advance, grant a hearing to the petitioners for any articles appearing in a 
Warrant before making recommendations. 

Section 2. Personnel Committee 

(a) The Personnel Committee shall consist of five (5) members appointed for three (3) 
year terms. Two (2) members shall be appointed each two (2) successive years, and one (1) 
member shall be appointed the following year. 

(b) Appointments shall be made by a committee consisting of the Moderator, the 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, and the Chairman of the Advisory Committee. 

(c) Members shall be registered voters of the Town, shall hold no other elective or 
appointive Town office, and shall serve no more than two (2) consecutive full terms. 

(d) The Personnel Committee shall administer the provisions of Article XI of these By- 
laws and shall establish such procedures consistent with that article as it deems necessary for 
the administration thereof. 

(e) The Personnel Committee shall maintain personnel records of all employees, 
including such information as rates of pay, fringe benefits, and other data they deem 
advisable. These records shall be kept by the Town Accountant 

(f) The Personnel Committee shall collect data from neighboring towns concerning 
salaries, wages, fringe benefits, and other data they deem advisable. These records shall be 
kept by the Town Accountant 

(g) The Personnel Committee shall make recommendations in writing to the Board of 
Selectmen as requested each year on matters pertaining to the Personnel Classification and 
Compensation Plan. 

Section 3. Capital Budget Committee 

(a) The Capital Budget Committee shall consist of five (5) members appointed for three 
(3) year terms. Two (2) members shall be appointed each of two successive years, and one 
(1) member shall be appointed the following year. 

(b) Appointments shall be made by a committee consisting of the Moderator, the 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, and the Chairman of the Advisory Committee 



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(c) The Capital Budget Committee shall review and investigate capital budget require- 
ments of all Town departments and evaluate their needs, recommending priorities for a five 
(5) year period.They shall report their findings and recommendations to the Board of 
Selectmen, the Advisory Committee, and the Town Meeting. 

Section 4. School Facilities Committee 

(a) The School Facilities Committee shall consist of nine (9) members appointed for 
three (3) year terms. 

(b) Three (3) members shall be appointed by the Moderator, three (3) by the Selectmen, 
and three (3) by the School Committee, the initial appointments by each appointing authority 
to be for one (1), two (2), and three (3) year terms. Thereafter one (1) member shall be 
appointed by each authority annually for a three (3) year term. This provision shall take effect 
as terms of present appointees expire. 

(c) The School Facilities Committee shall, as circumstances require, investigate and 
study the condition and adequacy of school facilities, and shall report to the Town Meeting 
its recommendations as to major maintenance and remodeling of present buildings, additions 
thereto, new buildings, and location and acquisition of sites. 

(d) The School Facilities Committee may proceed on its own initiative in these matters 
and shall respond promptly to all written requests from the School Committee. 



Section 5. Zoning Board of Appeals 

(a) The Zoning Board of Appeals shall consist of three (3) members and three (3) 
associate members, each appointed for a three (3) year term by the Board of Selectmen, 
provided, however, that the initial appointment of one (1) member and one (1) associate 
member shall be for three (3) years, one (1) member and one (1) associate member for two 
(2) years, and one (1) associate member for one (1) year. Thereafter one (1) regular member 
and one (1) associate member shall be appointed each year. 



ARTICLE IX 
Harbor 
Section 2. 

(a) (ii) No boat in excess of forty-five (45) feet overall shall be assigned a mooring 
location in Cohasset Harbor. 



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(a) (vi) Mowing fees shall be paid by April 1 each year or the Harbor Master shall 
remove the mooring tackle from the confines of Cohasset Harbor of each individual or entity 
for which no mooring fee has been paid and such removal shall be at the expense of the owner. 



ARTICLE X 
Billboards 

No person, firm, association, or corporation shall erect, display, or maintain within the 
limits of the Town a billboard, sign, or other outdoor advertising device, except those 
exempted by Chapter 93, Section 30 and 32, of the Massachusetts General Laws, or by 
additions to, or amendments of said sections. 

Section 5. Zoning Board of Appeals (con t.) 

(b) The Zoning Board of appeals shall hold public hearings as required for the following 
purposes: 

(i) To hear and decide appeals from the decision of the Building Inspector 
concerning issuance or denial of building permits on the basis of conformity 
with zoning laws; 

(ii) To hear and decide applications for special permits; 

(iii) To authorize or deny variances from the zoning law; and 

(iv) To fulfill such other responsibilities as are required under Chapter 40 A of the 
Massachusetts General Laws. 

Section 6. Council on Aging 

(a) The Council on Aging shall consist of nine (9) members, each appointed for a three 
(3) year term by the Board of Selectmen with three (3) members appointed each year. 

(b) The Council on Aging shall coordinate and carry out programs, meet problems of 
aging, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Elder Affairs. 

(c) The Council on Aging may appoint such clerks and other employees as it may 
require. 

(d) The Council on Aging shall submit an annual report to the Town and send a copy 
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Section 7. Conservation Commission 

(a) The Conservation Commission shall consist of seven (7) members, each appointed 
for a three (3) year term by the Board of Selectmen. Two (2) members shall be appointed each 
of the successive years, with three (3) members appointed the following year. 

(b) The Conservation Commission shall hold public hearings and administer the 
provisions of Chapter 131, Section 40, of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

(c) The Conservation Commission shall develop programs to preserve natural re- 
sources and protect the wetlands and watershed areas of the Town. 

Section 8. Registrars of Voters 

(a) The Registrars of Voters shall consist of the Town Clerk and three (3) other persons 
appointed for three (3) year terms by the Board of Selectmen, with one (1) member appointed 
each year as prescribed in Chapter 51, Section 15, of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

(b) The Registrars of Voters shall be responsible for maintaining accurate lists of 
qualified voters of the Town and shall provide facilities for new citizens of the Town to 
register for the purpose of voting. 

(c) The Registrars of Voters shall conduct an annual census to determine the number 
of persons in the Town seventeen (17) years of age or older. 

(d) They shall have such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned to them 
under Chapter 51 of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

Section 9. Historical Commission 

(a) The Historical Commission shall consist of seven (7) members, each appointed for 
a three (3) year term by the Board of Selectmen, with two (2) members appointed for each 
of two (2) successive years, and three (3) members appointed the following year. 

(b) The Historical Commission shall identify and record the historic landmarks of 
Cohasset and develop a program for the preservation and maintenance of the archaeological 
and historical assets of the Town. 

(c) The Commission may acquire in the name of the Town by gift, purchase, grant, 
bequest, devise, lease, or otherwise, the fee or lesser interest in any real or personal property 
of significant historical value and may manage such property. 



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Section 10. Cohasset Harbor Committee 

(a) The Cohasset Harbor Committee shall consist of seven (7) members appointed by 
the Selectmen as follows immediately after the 1983 Annual Town Meeting: 

The Harbormaster for an indefinite term, 

a representative of the Yacht Club for a three (3) year term, 

a representative of the Sailing Club for a three (3) year term, 

a representative of the commercial fishermen for a two (2) year term, 

an independent member for a two (2) year term, 

a representative of the commercial fishermen for a one (1) year term, 

a representative of the Recreation Commission for a one (1) year term. 

Each appointment thereafter shall be for three (3) years. Nothing contained herein shall 
affect or change the terms of those now in office. 

(b) The Harbor Committee shall make recommendations to the Selectmen and the 
Town Meeting concerning operation of the Harbor. 

Section 11. Design Review Board 

(a) The Design Review Board shall consist of five (5) members and two (2) associate 
members appointed for three (3) year terms, provided that of the first five regular members 
appointed, one (1) shall serve for three (3) years;. Associate members shall serve for three (3) 
years. 

(b) Appointments shall be made by a committee consisting of the Moderator, the 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, and the Chairman of the Advisory Committee. 

(c) The Building Inspector shall be an ex-officio member of the Design Review Board. 
Other members shall include, where possible, in order of preference, a registered architect, 
a landscape architect, a designee of the Planning Board, a craftsman, and one or more of the 
following: a nominee of any of the local historical societies, a building contractor, a lawyer, 
or a licensed real estate broker. 

(d) The Board shall keep records of its proceedings and exhibits, together with its 
recommendations and the research therefor, in a file open to the public. 

(e) The Design Review Board, when requested, shall assist Town boards, departments, 
and commissions in the review of plans, applications, or other matters relating to structures 
other than single-family dwellings. They shall submit written advisory reports to the 
requesting board, department, or commission within twenty -one (2 1 ) days after receipt of the 



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request for review. Review may include, but is not limited to, landscaping, external 
appearance, and location and scale of structure relative to site. 

(f) All recommendation and reports of the Design Review Board shall have the 
concurrence of at least three (3) members and shall be advisory only. 

Section 12. Government Island Study Committee 

(a) The Government Island Study Committee shall consist of seven (7) members, one 
(1) of whom shall be the Harbormaster. Each of the other members shall be appointed by the 
Selectmen for a three (3) year term, with two (2) members appointed each year. 

(b) The Government Island Study Committee shall keep the Selectmen advised of the 
condition of Government Island for the recreational use of Cohasset residents. 

Section 13. Committee to Survey Structure 
& Function of Town Government 

(a) The Committee to Serve Structure and Functions of Town Government shall consist 
of seven (7) members appointed for three (3) year terms, provided that the first two (2) initial 
appointees shall serve one (1) year, the third and fourth initial appointees shall serve two (2) 
years, and the fifth, sixth, and seventh shall serve three (3) years. No member may serve more 
than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms. 

(b) Appointments shall be made by a committee consisting of the Moderator, the 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen and the Chairman of the Advisory Committee. 

(c) This Committee shall survey the structure of Town government and the functions 
of the various officers, departments, and boards, and shall report from time to time in writing 
at Annual or Special Town Meetings its conclusions and recommendations for action. 

Section 14. Drainage Committee 

(a) The Drainage Committee shall consist of five (5) members, each appointed for a 
three (3) year term, with two (2) members appointed for each of two (2) successive years and 
one (1) member appointed the following year. 

(b) Appointments shall be made by a committee consisting of the Moderator, the 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, and the Chairman of the Advisory Committee. 



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(c) The Drainage Committee shall establish the overall drainage policy and shall 
review, evaluate, set priorities, and make recommendations to the Town on all matters 
relating to new drainage construction or reconstruction. 

(d) The Committee may contract with consultant engineers and other specialists on 
behalf of the Town; the cost of such consultation shall not exceed the appropriation by the 
Town Meeting for that purpose. 

(e) The Committee shall have no jurisdiction over the maintenance and/or repair of 
drainage facilities nor any authority over matters which are presently the responsibility of the 
Planning Board, the Conservation Commission, or the Board of Health. 

Section 15. Historic District Commission 

The method of appointment, term of office, and powers and duties of the Historic 
District Commission are set forth in Article XII of these By-laws. 

Section 16. By-Law Committee 

(a) The By-law Committee shall consist of five (5) members: two (2) permanent 
members of whom shall be Town Counsel and Town Clerk; and three (3) members appointed 
for three (3) year terms, provided that one (1) of the initial appointees shall serve for one ( 1 ) 
year, another for two (2) years, and the third for three (3) years. At least one ( 1 ) member shall 
be a member of the Massachusetts Bar. 

(b) Appointments shall be made by a Committee consisting of the Moderator, the 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, and the Chairman of the Advisory Committee. 

(c) The By-Law Committee shall review any Article proposed in the Warrant for any 
Annual Town Meeting or Special Town Meeting which involves a change in or an addition 
to the By-Laws of the Town of Cohasset. If the wording or indexing of the proposed change 
or addition does not conform to the pattern or style of the present By-Laws, the Committee 
shall so advise the Selectmen; the Committee shall also recommend appropriate placement 
of the change or addition within the By-laws. 

(d) When the Town in an Annual Town Meeting or Special Town Meeting has adopted 
a change in or addition to the By-laws, the By-law Committee shall ensure the change or 
addition be typed and photo-copied in sufficient quantity and inserted in its proper place in 
each copy of the By-Laws located in the Town Hall or any other public office in the Town 
and in those copies in the Paul Pratt Memorial Public Library. The cost of the typing and 
copying shall be borne by the Town. 



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ARTICLE VI 
MUNICIPAL FINANCE 



Section 1. 



All accounts of the Town shall be audited biennially, either under the supervision of the 
Director of Accounts, Department of Revenue, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 
44, Section 35, of the Massachusetts General Laws, or by a person chosen by the Selectmen, 
in accordance with Chapter 44, Section 42, of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

Section 2. 

Each head of a department, board, or committee authorized to expend money shall 
furnish the Town Accountant at the close of the fiscal year a list of unpaid bills, indicating 
the amount due, to whom it is owed, and for what purpose. This information shall be 
incorporated in the Town Accountant's annual report. Authorization for payment of 
expenditures from a prior fiscal year which have exceeded the Town * s appropriation requires 
a 4/5 vote at an Annual Town Meeting and a 9/10 vote at a Special Town Meeting. 

Section 3. 

Town officers, boards and committees shall comply with Massachusetts statutes 
regarding solicitation of bids relating to public works projects, public buildings, and 
municipal contracts, including without limitation: Chapter 40, Section 4G; Chapter 30, 
Section 39A through 39M; and Chapter 149, Sections 44A through 44L. 

Section 4. 

Any officer contracting for work for the Town at a cost in excess of $2,000 shall require 
the contractor to furnish a bond to guarantee the faithful performance of the contract, in 
accordance with Chapter 149, Section 29, of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

Section 5. 

No board, committee, or officer having charge of any work for which partial payment 
is to be contributed by private citizens shall undertake the work until a sum estimated by the 
officer, board, or committee as sufficient to cover the portion of the cost chargeable to such 
private citizens has been deposited with the Town. 



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ARTICLE VII 
SAFETY AND PUBLIC ORDER 

Section 1. 

No person, except the Highway Surveyor or his agents in the lawful performance of 
their duties, shall make or cause to be made any excavation in a public street or way without 
first obtaining a written permit from the Board of Selectmen. Any such excavation, and the 
dirt, gravel, or other material therefrom, shall be enclosed by a suitable railing and must be 
sufficiently lighted during hours of darkness to ensure public safety. 

Section 2. 

No person shall obstruct any sidewalk or street or any part thereof by placing thereon 
building supplies, rubbish, earth from excavations, or any other materials or equipment, 
without first obtaining a written permit from the Selectmen. The Selectmen may grant such 
a permit for no longer than ninety (90) days and under such conditions as they may require; 
such a permit is renewable at the discretion of the Selectmen. Any such obstruction must be 
enclosed by a suitable railing and must be sufficiently lighted during hours of darkness to 
ensure pubic safety. This section shall not apply to brief periods necessary for loading or 
unloading merchandise. 

Section 3. 

Whenever the Highway Surveyor plans to reconstruct or repair any paved street or way 
in the town, he shall give reasonable notice of his intention to municipal departments, to 
utility companies affected, and to all abutting owners. If any such parties have any work to 
be done in such a street or way, they shall notify the Highway Surveyor so that the work can 
be done before the street or way is resurfaced. After notice has been given and adequate time 
allowed for the work to be done, no parties shall for the space of one year disturb the repaved 
surface of the street or way within the area so constructed and repaired except in case of 
reasonable necessity, as determined by the Selectmen. 

Section 4. 

Any person wishing to move a building or other object requiring a clearance of more 
than 20 feet in height or 15 feet in width through any public street or way in the town shall 
obtain a written permit from the Selectmen, and shall be responsible for any costs to the town 
incurred by the move. 

Section 5. 

Any person operating a vehicle from which falls any object of such size or character as 
to endanger public travel shall be responsible for its immediate removal. 

Section 6. 

The Selectmen shall have authority to establish rules and regulations for the parking of 
vehicles on streets or in public parking places owned and maintained by the Town. The 
Selectmen shall post signs informing the public of the rules and regulations and shall fix 
penalties for their violation. 

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Section 7. 

No person shall cause or allow the discharge of water upon a public street or way in the 
Town so as to create hazardous conditions. 

Section 8. 

No person shall coast upon a sled or other vehicle on any of the public streets, ways, or 
sidewalks of the Town, unless such areas have been designated for this purpose by the 
Selectmen. 

Section 9. 

No person shall drive or ride a vehicle of any kind upon any sidewalk in the town, 
provided that this shall not affect the right of any person to cross any sidewalk in entering or 
leaving private premises, nor shall it exclude hand-drawn vehicles, such as children's 
carriages, invalid chairs, or sleds. 

Section 10. 

No person shall play any game or throw stones or other missiles in any streets or any 
sidewalk. 

Section 11. 

No person shall permit any horse, livestock, or poultry under his care to go upon any 
sidewalk, graze in any public place, cause damage to property, or interfere with the safety and 
convenience of any person. 

Section 12. 

No person shall keep any dog which by biting, barking, or any other activity disturbs 
the peace and quiet of any neighborhood or endangers the safety or any person. No dog shall 
be permitted to run upon public or private property without express permission of the owner, 
occupant, or custodian of such property. The dog officer shall impound any dog found to be 
in violation of these provisions. 

Section 13. 

No unauthorized person shall tamper with apparatus, machinery, or equipment belong- 
ing to the fire department, or with any signal boxes, wires, poles, or other article connected 
with the fire alarm system, except to ring an alarm in case of fire or other emergency. 

Section 14. 

No person shall remain upon a sidewalk in such a manner as to obstruct the free passage 
of foot travelers. 

Section 15. 

No person shall consume an alcoholic beverage, as defined in Chapter 138 of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, or have in his possession any such beverage with the intention 
of consuming it in a public place or a place to which the public has a right of access, or on i 
private property without the owner's consent. Alcoholic beverages being used in violation 



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of this by-law shall be seized and safely held until final adjudication of the charge against the 
person arrested or summoned before a court, at which time they shall be restored to the person 
entitled to lawful possession. Any person convicted under this By-law shall be fined a sum 
not exceeding Fifty Dollars ($50) for each offense. 

Section 16. 

No person shall stand on any public street, sidewalk, or way for the purpose of hawking 
or selling any article, or for singing or playing any musical instrument for remuneration, or 
for addressing the public for the purpose of soliciting remuneration, without first obtaining 
a license from the Board of Selectmen, subject to whatever restrictions they deem necessary. 

Section 17 

No person shall engage in the business of collecting or purchasing junk, scrap metals, 
or second-hand articles in the town without a license from the Board of Selectmen. 

Section 18. 

No person shall deal in or keep a shop for the purchase, sale, or barter of junk, scrap 
metal, or second-hand articles, nor shall any person use any building, enclosure, or other 
structure for the storage, sale, or keeping of rags, waste paper stock, or other flammable 
material without a license from the Board of Selectmen. 

Section 19 

No person shall dispose of rubbish, filth, or litter of any kind on any street, sidewalk, 
or other publicly owned area in the Town, with the exception of the Town Disposal Area. 

Section 20. 

No person shall affix or attach any poster, handbill, notice or advertisement by any 
means, including painting or drawing, upon any fence, tree, post, building, or other structure 
within the Town, without the express consent of the owner. 

Section 21. 

No person shall swim or appear in public view in the Town without wearing proper 
apparel. 

Section 22. 

No person shall leap, jump, or dive from Cunningham's Bridge on Atlantic Avenue, 
Mill Bridge on Border Street, or Cat Dam Bridge on Nichols Road. The Selectmen shall post 
signs informing the public of this restriction. 

Section 23. 

No person, except an officer of the law in the performance of his duties, shall enter upon 
the premises of another or upon any public property for the purpose of looking or peeping into 
the windows of a house or other building or of spying in any manner upon any person there in 



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Section 24. 

Hunting and the discharge of firearms, air rifles, and pellet guns are prohibited within 
all of that part of the Town bounded and described as follows: 

Westerly: By South Main Street; 

Northerly: By Elm Street and a portion of Cohasset Harbor; 

Easterly: By portions of Cohasset Harbor and the Gulf River; 

Southerly: By the Scituate Town Line; 

All of which area is delineated in red ink on a copy of the Cohasset Zoning District maps filed 
with the office of the Town Clerk. This By-law shall not apply to the lawful defense of life 
or property nor to any law enforcement officer acting in the discharge of his duties. This By- 
law shall not apply to hunting or the discharge of firearms by any person on land owned or 
legally occupied by such person subject to the provisions of existing laws. 

Section 25. 

Any person operating a vehicle used for the conveyance of persons for hire within the 
Town shall be licensed by the Selectmen and shall be governed by the provisions of Chapter 
40, Section 22, of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

Section 26. 

(a) The use of Sandy Beach Parking Lot off Atlantic Avenue shall be limited to vehicles 
having properly displayed Facility Permits or Sandy Beach Association Parking Permits. 
Facility Permits shall be issued to vehicle owners who are residents or summer residents of 
the town or who own real estate within the Town. Sandy Beach Association Parking Permits 
shall be issued to subscribers to the Sandy Beach Association. 

(b) Facility Permits, Sandy Beach Association Parking Permits, and Government Island 
Parking Permits shall be issued under the direction of the Recreation Commission. 

(c) Facility Permits for residents shall be valid for the following areas: Sandy Beach 
Parking Lot, Cedar Street Landfill, Government Island, and the Edwin A. Young, Parking 
Lot. Sandy Beach Association Parking Permits shall be valid only for Sandy Beach Parking 
Lot, and non-resident Government Island Parking Permits shall be valid only for Government 
Island parking areas. 

(d) All Parking Facility Permits, Sandy Beach Association Parking Permits, and 
Government Island Parking Permits shall expire on the 30th day of June each year. 

(e) No person shall park a vehicle in the Sandy Beach Parking Lot between the hours 
of 1 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. 



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(f) No person shall discard any glass, metal cans, rubbish, filth, or sharp objects of any 
kind upon any of the parking areas or commit any nuisance thereon. 

(g) The Board of Selectmen shall establish rules and regulations for the Sandy Beach 
ParkingLotandGovernmentIsland,pursuanttoChapter40, Section 22,of the Massachusetts 
General Laws and shall post signs containing the provisions of these regulations near all 
entrances to the Sandy Beach and Government Island Parking Lots. 

(h) The Board of Selectmen shall review the rules and regulations on any annual basis 
and shall consider recommendations made by the Recreation Commission. The rules and 
regulations shall be filed with the Town Clerk each year, as provided for in Chapter 40, 
Section 33, of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

Section 27. Alarm System Regulations 

(a) Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words 
and their definitions shall have the meaning given herein. When not inconsistent with 
the context, words used in the present tense include the future; words used in the plural 
number include the singular number; and words in the singular number include the 
plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory. 

(i) Burglar Alarm System. The term "Burglar Alarm System" means an assembly of 
equipment and devices or a single device such as a solid state unit which plugs directly 
into a 1 10- volt AC line, arranged to signal the presence of a hazard requiring urgent 
attention and to which Police are expected to respond. Fire alarm systems and alarm 
systems which monitor temperature, smoke, humidity or any other condition not 
directly related to the detection of an unauthorized intrusion into a premises or an 
attempted robbery at a premises are specifically excluded from the provisions of this 
section. The provisions of subsection (b) of this section shall apply to all users. 

(ii) False Alarm. The term 'Talse Alarm" means (a) the activation of an alarm system 
through mechanical failure, malfunction, improper installation, or negligence of the 
user of an alarm system or his employees or agents; (b) any signal or oral 
communication transmitted to the Police Department requesting or requiring or 
resulting in a response on the part of the Police Department when in fact there has been 
no unauthorized intrusion, robbery or burglary, or attempt threat. For the purpose of 
this definition, activation of alarm systems by act of God, included but not limited to 
power outages, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and similar weather or atmos- 
pheric disturbances shall not be deemed to be false alarms. 

(iii) Alarm User. The term "Alarm User" means any person on whose premises an 
alarm system is maintained within the Town except for alarm systems on motor 
vehicles or proprietary systems. Excluded from this definition and from the coverage 
of this section are persons and buildings who use alarm systems which are specifically 
designed and intended to alert or signal persons exclusively within the premises. If 



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such a system, however, employs an audible signal emitting sounds or flashing lights 
or beacon designed to signal persons outside the premises, such system shall be within 
the definition of alarm system and shall be subject to the provisions of this section. 
(iv) Automatic Dialing Device. The term "Automatic Dialing Device" refers to an 
alarm system which automatically sends over regular telephone lines, by direct 
connection or otherwise, a prerecorded voice message or coded signal indicating the 
existence of an emergency situation that the alarm system is designed to detect 

(v) Direct Connection. The term "Direct Connection" means an alarm system which 
has the capability of transmitting system signals directly to an appropriate receiver 
within the Cohasset Police Station. 

(vi) Interconnection. The term "Interconnect" means to connect an alarm system to a 
voice-grade telephone line, either directly or through a mechanical device for the 
purpose of using the telephone line to transmit an emergency message indicating the 
activation of the alarm system. 

(vii) Public Nuisance. The term tc Public Nuisance" means anything which annoys, 
injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health or safety of any person(s) or of any 
community or neighborhood. 

(b) Administrative Provisions 

(i) The Chief of Police, with the approval of the Selectmen, may promulgate such rules 
as may be necessary for the implementation of this section. 

(ii) Automatic Dialing Devices — Interconnection 

(aa) No automatic dialing device shall be interconnected to any telephone numbers 
at the Police Department after the effective date of this section. 

(bb) All automatic dialing devices interconnected to Police Department telephone 
lines shall be disconnected. The user of each devise shall be responsible for having 
the device disconnected upon notification by the Chief of Police. 

(iii) Automatic Dialing Devices — Intermediary Services. Any person using an 
automatic dialing device may have the device interfaced through existing telephone 
line to an appropriately equipped transfer station for transmission to the Police 
Department. Transfer is to be facilitated through, 



(aa) Private answering service 

(bb) Privately owned or operated facility or terminal. 

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(iv) Direct Connections to Police Department 

(aa) All alarms shall be subject to authorization by the Chief of Police prior to being 
connected to the Cohasset Police Station. 

(bb) The Chief of Police shall have the authority to request proposals and bids from 
alarm companies in order to furnish at no cost to the town a communications console 
and the necessary lines of communications which are compatible to the receipt of 
alarm signals. Each of the bids shall set forth the annual fee each alarm user will be 
required to pay the alarm company for services rendered, except that no fee shall 
be assessed to the Town of Cohasset for any alarms or connections to the console 
from properties owned by the Town of Cohasset Such services shall be set forth in 
the form of a written contract between the alarm company and each alarm user. 

The provisions of this paragraph (bb) relate solely to the aforementioned communi- 
cations console, connections by the alarm user, and fees and charges related to the 
installation and maintenance of the console. Any alarm user has the right to contact 
any alarm company of his/her choice for the sale, installation, maintenance, and/or 
service of the alarm system to be installed on his/her premises. 

(v) Control and Curtailment of Signals Emitted by Alarm Systems 

(aa) Every alarm user shall submit to the Chief of Police the names and telephone 
numbers of at least two (2) other persons who are authorized to respond to an 
emergency signal transmitted by an alarm system and who can open the premises 
wherein the alarm system is installed. It shall be incumbent upon the owner of said 
premises to immediately notify the Cohasset Police Department of any changes in the 
list of authorized persons or employees so named in the alarm listing. 

(bb) All alarm systems installed after the effective date of this By-law which use an 
audible horn or bell, shall be equipped with a device that will shut off such horn or bell 
within ten (10) minutes after activation of the alarm system. All existing alarm 
systems in use within the town of Cohasset shall be required to install an appropriate 
shut-off device and otherwise comply with the provisions of the section. 

(cc) Any alarm system emitting 2 continuous and uninterrupted signal for more than 
ten (10) minutes, which cannot be shut off or otherwise curtailed due to the absence 
or unavailability of the alarm user or those persons designated by him under 
paragraph (aa) of this section and which disturbs the peace, comfort or repose of the 
community, or a neighborhood where the alarm system is located, shall constitute a 
public nuisance. 

Upon receiving complaints regarding such a continuous and uninterrupted signal, the 
Police Chief shall endeavor to contact the alarm user, or member of the alarm user's family, 



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or those persons designated by the alarm user under paragraph (aa) of this section in an effort 
to abate the nuisance. The Police Chief shall cause to be recorded the names and addresses 
of all complainants and the time each complaint was made. 

(dd) No alarm system which is designed to transmit emergency messages or signals 
of intrusion to the Police Department shall be tested until the police dispatcher has 
been notified. Unauthorized tests will constitute a False Alarm. 

(vi) Penalties 

(aa) The user shall be assessed twenty-five ($25.00) dollars as a false alarm service fee 
for each false alarm in excess of three (3) occurring within a calendar year. The Police 
Chief shall notify the alarm user by Certified Mail of such violation and said user shall 
submit payment within thirty (30) days of said notice to the Treasurer, Town of 
Cohasset, for deposit into the General Fund. 

(bb) Failure to remove an "Interconnecting System" within thirty (30) days of notice 
shall constitute a violation punishable by a fine of fifty ($50) dollars. 

(cc)Interconnection of an Automatic Dialing Device to any Police Department tele- 
phone shall constitute a violation punishable by a fine of fifty ($50) dollars. 

(dd) Failure to establish and maintain an emergency list of at least two (2) persons or 
employees suitable for notification shall constitute a violation punishable by a fine of 
fifty ($50) dollars. 

(ee) Failure to comply with the penalties established in this section may result in a written 
order from the Chief of Police causing all connection to the user's alarm to be removed 
from the Cohasset Police Department. 

Section 28. 

All buildings or structures occupied in whole or in part for residential purposes shall, 
upon the sale or transfer of such building or structure, be equipped by the seller with an 
approved street number. Number(s) shall be posted at the main entrance of such building or 
structure. The number for any building or structure located farther than one hundred (100) 
feet from the street serving the building or structure shall be displayed not more than ten (10) 
feet from the driveway entrance leading to such building or structure. Numbers shall not be 
less than four (4) inches in height. 

Section 29. 

(a) Any person or body that has lawful control over a public or private way or of \ 
improved or enclosed property used as off-street parking areas for business, shopping malls, 
theatres, auditoriums, sporting or recreational facilities, cultural centers, residential dwell- 
ings or for any other place where the public has a right of access as invitees or licensees, shall 



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reserve parking space in said off-street parking areas for any vehicle owned and operated by 
iSKteLorhandicappedperson which vehicle bears the distmgu^hedUcense plate 

formula set forth below: 

If the number of parking spaces in any such area is more than fifteen (15) but not more 

than twen^five(25),oneparkmg space; more than twenty-five (25) but not moreth^ forty 

W fivepercen (54)ofsuch spaces but not less than two (2* more ^ony(40Vm^ 

mo re thanone hundred (100), four per cent (4%) of such spaces but not less man three (3) 

IreSrhundredOOO^^ 

^acesbutnotlessmanfour^moremantwoh^^ 
Soonwoperc€nt(2%)ofsuchspacesbutnotlessmansix(6);moremanfivehundred(500) 

S more^ one thousand K1000), one and one-half per cent (1 1/2%) of such spaces 
bu not less than ten (10); more than one thousand (1000) but not more «^<™ *™J 
(2000) but less than five thousand (5000), three-fourths (3/4) of one per cent (%) of such 
SacesbutnSless man twenty (20);and more man five thousand (5000), one-half of one per 
cent (1%) of such spaces but not less than thirty (30). 

(b) No person or body shall leave an unauthorized vehicle within a parking space 
designatedasreservedforvehiclesownedandoperatedb^ ^disabled ^^«>"d?"°* 
persons as authorized in subparagraph (a) of this Section 29 or m ^ »™ " to *"**} 
"curb ramp designated for use by disabled veterans or handicapped persons as meansof 
ingress or egress » a street or public way. The penalty for violation shall be as fo lows For 
the first offense fifteen dollars ($15); for the second offense twenty-five dollars ($25), and 
for each subsequent offense the vehicle may be removed in accordance with the provisions 
of Section 120 D of Chapter 266 of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

eLt, "a)Noperson shall sell at retail between the hours of 11:00p.m. and7:00a.m. any food. 

The term food as used in this Subsection shall include any article or commodity, 
however stored or packaged, intended for human consumption, and shall include alcoholic 
beverages to be consumed off the premises at which they are sold, unless any other law or 
permit or license granted to the seller of such beverages shall otherwise provide. 

This section shall not apply to the sale of food or alcoholic beverages to be consumed 
on the premises on which they are sold when such sale is by a licensed common victualer 
primarily engaged in the sale of food to be consumed on such premises. 

Persons found guilty of violating this Subsection shall pay a fine of fifty dollars ($50). 
For purpose of this Subsection each separate sale shall be deemed a separate offense. In the 
event of sale of several items or articles at one time to one customer, only one sale shall be 
deemed to have taken place. 



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(b) No store or place of business engaged in the retail sale of food shall be open for the 
transaction of retail business between the hours of 1 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. 

This subsection shall notapply to the saleof food or alcoholic beverages to be consumed 
on the premises at which they are sold or to be consumed off the premises on which they are 
sold when such sale is by licensed common victualer primarily engaged in the sale of food 
to be consumed on such premises. 

This Subsection (b) shall not be deemed to repeal or replace Subsection (a) of this 
Section 30. And each Subsection shall be deemed separately enforceable. 

Violators of Subsection (b) shall be subject to a fine of fifty dollars ($50) for each 
violation In case ofcontinuing violations every calendar day upon which a store shall remain 
open shall be deemed a separate offense. 

(c) No store or place of business engaged in the retail sale of food shall accept deliverv 
of any item for sale between the hours of 1 1 :00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. 

This Subsection (c) shall not apply to the sale of food or alcoholic beverages to be 
consumed on the premises at which they are sold when such sale is by licensed comm™ 
victualer pnmanly engaged in the sale of food to be consumed on such premises 

vio.,!!? 1 ^ ° f thiS Sub f clion ® sha11 »* object to a fine of fifty dollars ($50) for each 
violation. For purposes of this Subsection (c) each separate delivery shall be deemSa 
*parate offense. In the event of delivery of several items or articled one toTbv one 
deliverer, only one delivery shall be deemed to have taken place. * 

S e r,in? i f ,JUdiCati ° n . that , Subsecnon W. 0>). or (c) of this Section 30 or any part of this 
vaS of I C XTr ° r inVaJid Sha11 " 0t 0peme to effec < me constiShVo 



ARTICLE Vm 
CEMETERIES 



Section 1. 

The Board of Selecunen shall have jurisdiction over all public cemeteries. 
Section 2. 

uon. or improvement of any public or orivateLria S f **** *"*' preserva - 

conformity with provisio ns^the J232K£?lST " """ ^ " 



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The Treasurer-Collector is authorized to enter into agreements on behalf of the Town 
with the holders of burial rights in any lot in the cemeteries of the Town to provide perpetual 
care for such lot and the structures and grass thereon. 

SCCtl Money and securities received under the provisions of the preceding section shall not 
be mingled with other money or securities of the Town, but shall be kept and invested 
separately as a cemetery fund, and unless otherwise specifically provided for in the terms of 
the gift, the income only shall be used. 

ARTICLE IX 
HARBOR 

"in this Article, the following words shall have the meaning herein given unless a 
contrary intention clearly appears. 

(arCohassetHarbor"consistsofto 
across the channel from White Head Dolphin at Long's Point to White Rock and shall not 
include the channel extending seaward beyond that point. 

(b)"Harbor Master" shall include the harbor master, assistant harbor master and deputy 
harbor masters, all duly appointed by the Selectmen. 

(c) "Boat" shall include every type of Water craft used or capable of being used as a 
means of transportation on water, other than a seaplane. 

(d) "Skin Diver" shall mean swimmers using fins, masks, snorkel tubes, or self- 
contained under water breathing devices. 

Section 2. , ■ , , 

(a) (i) Nopersonshallinstallmooringtackleforanyboat,float,orlobstercar 

within the limits of Cohasset Harbor wimout first obtaining a permit from me Harbor Master 

The application for such permit shall be prescribed by the Selectmen on a form entitled 

"Application for Mooring Location" dated April, 1985. 

(ii) No boat in excess of forty-five (45) feet overall shall be assigned a 
mooring location in Cohasset Harbor. 

(iii) The "Application for Mooring Location" shall identify the boat and 
the boat owner and shall define the boat owner's responsibilities pertaining to his boat and 
mooring tackle. The Harbor Master shall ensure that a signed copy of the " Application for 
Mooring Location" is on file in the office of the Harbor Master for all boat owners with an 
assigned mooring location. 



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(iv) A mooring location waiting list shall be maintained by the Harbor j 
Master using the date on the "Application for Mooring Location" as the basis for position 
on the list All persons must reaffirm their position on the waiting list by June 1 of each year 
with the Harbor Master. A record of the reaffirmation shall be kept on the "Application for 
Mooring Location" form on file with the Harbor Master. Persons not reaffirming shall be 
dropped from the list. 

(v) All boats moored in Cohasset Harbor will be required to display an 
annual decal on the port quarter aft of the boat to indicate that the mooring fee has been paid 
for the year and the boat is authorized to be on the mooring. 

(vi) Mooring fees shall be paid by April 1, of each year or the Harbor 
Master shall remove the mooring tackle from the confines of Cohasset Harbor of each 
individual or entity for which no mooring fee has been paid and such removal shall be at the 
expense of the owner. 

(vii) The owners of all boats moored in Cohasset Harbor not displaying 
a mooring decal shall, during certain times of the year as prescribed by the Board of 
Selectmen, pay a temporary per diem mooring fee as set annually by the Board of Selectmen 
on or before July 1. 

(viii) Boats not moored in accordance with harbor regulations shall be 
removed from the mooring and stored at the owner's expense. Payment for removal and 
storage shall be made before a boat is released to the owner. 

(b) (i) All mooring tackle shall be constructed in accordance with "Mooring 
Specifications for Cohasset Harbor," a document drawn on May 2, 1969, and on file with the 
Harbor Master. 

(ii) A periodic inspection of all mooring tackle shall be performed under 
the supervision of the Harbor Master. The time between inspections shall not exceed five (5) 
years. 

(c) If the Harbor Master determines that the mooring tackle conforms to the 
specification document, he shall issue a permit and assign a location if one is available. If the 
Harbor Master determines that the mooring tackle does not conform to the regulations or if 
he shall for other valid reasons deem it improper to issue a mooring permit, he shall refuse 
to do so. The Harbor Master shall issue or deny such permit within two (2) weeks of the date 
of application. The Harbor Master shall keep accurate records and books and shall issue a 
signed copy of the "Application for Mooring Location" to the applicant and file a coy at the 
office of the Selectmen. 

(d) No boats shall be made fast to a Town Landing or Pier for more than thirty (30) 
minutes, except by permission of the Harbor Master. Boats anchored or moored in such a 



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manner as to constitute a hazard to navigation or property may be moved at the owner's 
expense. As far as practical, the harbor Master shall require all commercial boars to be 
moored in a common area. 

Section 3. 

No person carrying passengers for hire shall allow them to embark or disembark at the 
Town Landings without permission of the Harbor Master. 

Section 4. 

No boat shall exceed a speed of four (4) nautical miles per hour or cause a disturbing 
wake within the confines of Cohasset, Harbor. 

Section 5. 

Any person skin diving in Cohasset Harbor shall: 

(a) display a diver's flag not less than twelve (12) inches square consisting of a red field 
and a white diagonal stripe; 

(b) display such flag on a float or other similar device upright at a height sufficient to 
be visible to passing boats; 

(c) tow such float and flag with him while he is submerged in the water, except that for 
commercial purposes, permission in writing may be granted by the harbor Master to display 
flags in another manner; 

(d) be required to operate only from a boat attended by another person. 

Section 6. 

No person shall operate a boat in Cohasset Harbor while towing a water skier, aqua- 
plane, or other similar device except in connection with a water carnival and exhibition 
authorized by the Selectmen, or in an area designated by the Selectmen. No person shall 
operate a motor-powered boat in the vicinity of swimmers at any of the beaches in Cohasset. 
No person shall operate a boat in Little Harbor while towing a water skier, aqua-plane, or 
other similar device except on even-numbered days. 

Section 7. 

Lobster pots, lobster cars, crab pots, and other obstacles which could cause a hazard to 
navigation shall not be placed in area usually used for navigation. 

Section 8. 

No person shall discharge, deposit, or throw overboard into the harbor refuse or waste. 

Section 9. 

Small sailing classes will be allowed to race within the Cohasset Harbor area when 



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under the jurisdiction of an authorized race committee recognizedby the harbor Master. Such 
small boats shall respect the maneuvering problem of larger vessels in the harbor. 

Section 10. 

The proper usage of Town launching ramps, including parking of trailers and motor 
vehicles at the approach to the ramp, shall be determined by the Harbor Master. 

Persons using Town ramps for larger boats requiring cradles shall apply to the Harbor 
Master for a written permit, such cradles and/or boats shall not remain on the Town ramps 
for more than one tide. 

Section 11. 

No person shall clean fish on Town floats or piers. 

Section 12. 

No person shall load or unload lobster pots, bait, or other gear on or from any Town 
landing places, floats, or piers thereof, except those designated by the Harbor Master. 

Section 13. 

No person shall leave ropes, pots, barrels, rocks, boards, or other objects upon any Town 
landing places, floats, or piers thereof or longer than is reasonable necessary to load or unload 
them. 

Section 14. 

Nothing contained herein shall be held or construed to supersede, conflict or interfere 
with, or limit the jurisdiction of the United States Government with respect to the enforce- 
ment of the navigation, shipping, anchorage, and associated laws of the United States, or any 
lawful regulation of the Division of Waterways of the Department of Public Works, or the 
Division of Motorboats of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, or in conflict with any of the laws 
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

ARTICLE X 
BILLBOARDS 

Section 1. 

No person, firm, association, or corporation shall erect, display, or maintain within the 
limits of the Town a billboard, sign, or other outdoor advertising device, except those 
accepted by Chapter 93, Section 30 and 32, of the Massachusetts General Laws, or by 
additions to, or amendments of said sections. 

Section 2. 

(a) This Article shall not apply to signs or other devices erected and maintained in 
conformity with law which advertise or indicate either the person occupying the premises in 
question or the business transacted thereon, or advertising the property itself or any part 



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thereof as "for sale" or "to let" and which contain no other advertising matter. This Article 
shall not apply to billboards, signs, or other advertising devices legally maintained at the time 
this Article was originally approved by Attorney General. 

(b) This Article shall not apply to signs used exclusively for municipal, religious or 
charitable purpose. 

Section 3. 

Whoever violates any of the provisions of this Article shall be punished by a fine of not 
more than One Hundred Dollars ($100) and whoever, after conviction of such violation, 
unlawfully maintains such billboard, sign or other outdoor advertising device for twenty (20) 
days thereafter shall be subject to a fine of not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500). 



ARTICLE I 
Introduction 



Section 3 Officers and Committees 

(a) All elected officers and members of boards and committees shall be registered voters 
of the Town and shall, before entering into that position, be sworn in by the Town Clerk. 

Section 3 

(n) A majority of the members of a committee shall constitute a quorum, and unless 
otherwise provided by law, governing instrument, or these Bylaws, a majority vote of those 
members constituting a quorum shall prevail. 

Section 3 

(u) Any individual, group of individuals, or Board which has the authority under this 
Bylaw or under State Law to appoint members to boards, commissions, or committees shall, 
when making any such appointment, notify each appointee in writing of the boards, 
commission, or committee to which he has been appointed, the inception date of his term of 
office, and the termination date of his term of office, and unless otherwise provided by State 
Law, the termination date shall be June 30. 

ARTICLE II 
Town Meeting 

Section 2. Special Town Meeting 

(a) The Selectmen may call a Special Town Meeting to consider any matter which in 



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their opinion requires action prior to the next Annual Town Meeting. The Selectmen shall call 
a Special Town Meeting upon written request of two hundred (200) registered voters of the 
Town, the Meeting to be held not later than forty-five (45) days after the receipt of such a 
request 

(b) The Selectmen shall give notice of every Special Town Meeting by causing a 
constable to post attested copies of the warrant for the Meeting at the Post Office in the Town, 
and in not less than five other public places in the Town, not less than fourteen (14) days 
before the day appointed for the Meeting. In addition thereto, a copy of the warrant printed 
in some convenient form shall be sent by mail or delivered to each registered voter of the 
Town, at least fourteen (14) days before the day appointed for the Meeting. 

(c) The Selectmen shall insert any article in the warrant for a Special Town Meeting 
upon written request by 100 registered voters of the Town. The names and addresses of the 
first ten registered voters requesting insertion of an article shall be printed in the warrant 
immediately following such article. The request for insertion of an article in the warrant must 
be received by the Selectmen within seven days after the call for the Special Town Meeting. 
No action shall be valid unless the subject matter thereof is contained in the warrant. 

Section 5. Rules for Government of Town Meetings 

(m) The duties of the Moderator and the government of the Town Meeting not 
sped fically provided for by law or in this Article II shall be determined by the rules of practice 
recommended in 'Town Meeting Time: A Handbook of Parliamentary Law" (Johnson, 
Trustman & Wadsworth, Second Edition, 1984), so far as they are appropriate for the 
conditions and powers of the Town. 

ARTICLE HI 
Elected Town Officers 

Section 2. Selectmen 

(a) A Board of Selectmen shall consist of five (5) members: One (10) member to be 
elected in 1988 to hold office for three years; two (2) members to be elected in 1989 both to 
hold offices for three (3) years; two (2) members to be elected in 1990 both to hold office for 
three (3) years. 

(g) The Selectmen shall have the possession and management of all real property 
purchased or taken for taxes not inconsistent with law or with the right of redemption. They 
may sell at public or private sale any property acquired by the Town through proceedings 
based on nonpayment of taxes, and may impose upon the property so sold such restrictions, 
reservations, or conditions as shall seem appropriate. They may execute, acknowledge, and 
deliver, m the name and under the seal of the Town deeds, or other instruments therefor. In 
the sale, conveyance and transfer of real estate permitted or specifically authorized by the 



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Town vote for a stipulated sum to a designated person, the Selectmen may, whenever they 
deem it in the best interests of the Town, sell, convey and transfer such real estate for a larger 
sum to a different person or at a public auction. 

Section 2. 

(j) The Selectmen shall keep insured against loss, damage, or fire all insurable property 
of the Town, both real and personal. They shall maintain general liability, group health, 
accident, and life insurance for all eligible Town employees. 

Section 3. Town Clerk 

(d) The Town Clerk shall keep on file these Bylaws and all revisions thereof and 
additions or amendments thereto, and shall make copies available to the public. The Town 
Clerk shall also serve ex officio as a member of the Bylaw Study Committee. 

Section 4. Treasurer-Collector 

(b) The Treasurer-Collector shall have custody of all notes and bonds, as well as 
temporary custody of all bills, vouchers, and payrolls until paid. After payment, all bills, 
vouchers, and payrolls shall be placed in the custody of the Town Accountant. 

Section 11. Sewer Commissioners 

(a) There shall be three Sewer Commissioners, with one elected each year for a three 
(3) year term. 

Section 11 

(c) The Sewer Commissioners shall be responsible for all planning relating to the 
expansion of the Town sewer system and shall establish and update a master plan incorpo- 
rating all areas of the Town. 



Section 11 

(f) The Sewer Commissioners shall establish rules and regulations for the use of the 
Town sewer system . Before becoming effective, such rules and regulations must be presented 
to the Town Meeting for approval and be filed with the Town Clerk. 



ARTICLE IV 
Appointed Town Officers 

Section 2. Town Counsel 

(d) The town Counsel shall, upon the request of the Board of Selectmen, supervise the 
investigation of any claim arising out of an injury to person or property under circumstances 
which may give rise to a claim for damages against the Town and shall advise them as to the 
steps he deems necessary or proper to protect and defend the Town against such claims. 



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Section 2. 

(f) The Town Counsel shall serve ex officio as a member of the Bylaw Study 
Committee. 

ARTICLE V 
Appointed Standing Town Boards and Committees 

Section 1. Advisory Committee 

(h) The Advisory Committee shall review all articles in the Warrant for any Town 
Meeting and shall report thereon in writing, or otherwise to the Town Meeting such 
recommendations as it deems to be in the best interest of the Town. 

Section 7. Conservation Commission 

(a) The Conservation Commission shall consist of seven (7) members, each appointed 
for a three (3) year term by the Board of Selectmen. Two (2) members shall be appointed each 
of two (2) successive years, with three (3) members appointed the following year. 

Section 11. Design Review Board 

(a) The Design Review Board shall consist of five (5) members and two (2) associate 
members appointed for three (3) year terms, provided that of the first five regular members 
appointed, one (1) shall serve one (1) year, two shall serve for two (2) years and two (2) shall 
serve for three (3) years. Associate members shall serve for three (3) years. 

Section 1 1 

(d) The board shall keep records of its proceedings and exhibits, together with its 
recommendations and the reasons therefor, in a file open to the public. 

Section 13. Committee to Survey Structure & Functions of Town Government 

(c) This Committee shall survey the structure of Town government and the functions 
of the various officers, departments, and boards, and shall report from time to time in writing 
at Annual or Special Town Meetings its conclusions and recommendations for action. 

Section 14. 

u^ i^ 7 ** Committee ma y contract with consulting engineers and other specialists on 
behalf of the Town; the cost of such consultation shall not exceed the appropriation by the 
Town Meeting for that purpose. 

Section 16. Bylaw Committee 

(a) The Bylaw Committee shall consist of five (5) members: two (2) permanent 
"emberso whom shall be Town Counsel and Town Clerk; and three (3) members appointed 
for three (3) year terms, provided that one (1) of the initial appointees shall serve for one (1) 
^.another for to (2) years, and the third for three (3) years. At least one (1) appointed 
member shall be a member of the Massachusetts Bar. 



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Section 16. 

(b) Appointments shall be made by a Committee consisting of the Moderator, the 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, and the Chairman of the Advisory Committee. 

MOVED: That this Annual Town Meeting be adjourned to Tuesday, April 5, 1988 at 
7:30 P.M. at the Cohasset High School Gymnasium. Voted unanimously by a voice at 1 1 : 10 
P.M. 

TUESDAY EVENING — APRIL 5, 1988 

Tuesday Night — Articles acted on which were chosen by random selection. Checkers 
appointed were Janet McLure, Constance Jones, Jacquelyn McGuire, Kathleen Rhodes, 
Margaret Hernan, and Marion Douglas. Tellers previously appointed with the exception of 
Robin Pape reported at 7:30 p.m. The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:55 P.M. A 
total of 268 checked in Tuesday. 

Continuation of Article 49. 

MOVED: By Burtram Pratt that further action under Article 49 be referred to the By- 
Law Study Committee and the Government Structure Committee for further consideration. 

MOVED: By Richard Henderson, Town Counsel that the main motion under Article 
be further amended to make the following changes. 

ARTICLE IV 

Section 3 

(a) The Town Accountant shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen under the 
provisions of Section 55 of chapter 41 of the Massachusetts General Laws and shall in 
addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined in this section, perform such tasks as may 
be required by the board of Selectmen. The Chairman of the Advisory Board will participate 
in the Selection of the Town Accountant 

(e) The Town Accountant shall, atregular intervals at least as often as once each month, 
send to the Selectmen, the Advisory Committee and to each Board, Committee, Head of 
Department or Officer having the authority for disbursement on appropriation, a statement 
of the amount of orders approved and warrants drawn on behalf of said Board, Department, 
or Officer during the preceding month, and a statement of the balance of such appropriation 
remaining subject to draft. The monthly statement shall report actual as well as projected 
revenue. 

(0 The Town Account shall immediately upon the close of each calendar year compile 
statements in tabulated form showing the amounts appropriated and the amounts expended 
from each appropriation during the preceding fiscal year, the amounts appropriated for the 
current fiscal year and the amounts expended from such appropriation during the first six (6) 



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months of each year, the amounts estimated to be expended from such appropriations during 
the second six (6) months of such year and the estimates for the next ensuing fiscal year and 
shall forthwith furnish a copy thereof to the Selectmen and the Advisory Committee. ' 

By adding Section 3 (1) which shall read as follows: 

(i) The Town Accountant shall meet as necessary with the Advisory Committee and 
report to them on matters pertaining to the Annual Town Budget 

ARTICLE V 

Section 1 

(i) The Advisory Committee shall require the Selectmen, the School Committee and 
other town Officers under whose direction appropriations of money are expended to submit 
to them an estimate of the appropriations necessary for their various departments and to 
appear before them for consultation regarding such estimates at such times and places as the 
Committee shall determine. ITie Advisory Committee shall state the amounts, which in its 
opinion, shall be appropriated for the ensuing year, shall add such explanations and 
suggestions as may be relevant thereto, and shall report thereon as provided above. 

First amendment presented by Burtram Pratt was voted on first. 
Amendment defeated by a voice vote. 

Second amendment presented by Richard Henderson was voted on 
Amendment adopted. 

Act on Main Motion as Amended. 
Motion adopted unanimously. 

H£££ ~ Wh3t ^ ° f m ° ney ^ T0W " wU1 "» - Wiate » 2S2Z 

ARTICLE 48. MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 
Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ft-*i!2Sf te « ^t^SZHS^ " d appropriate ' « n - fa from avai,abte 

purpose of SSSSS2; SaS ^ ^ n0/1 °° ( $140 ^00) for the 
-ung iout W science laboratories in the Junior/Senior High School. 

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2/3 vote required. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 52 



(Inserted by the Board of Selectmen at the request of the Planning Board, Board of 
Health and Conservation Commission.) 

To^ifmeTownwmvotetopetitionmeGeneralCourttoenactlegislationthatwould 
create^SS Solving accounts, which legislation would provide as follows: 

"to Notwithstanding the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44 

Section^ T^ 

wh VheTown Treasurer/Collector of Cohasset shall keep separate and apart from all other 
2SS2SSS£« shaU keep separate records with respect to the depostts to 
and disbursements from each account 

n,meescrowdepositaccounts shall be depositories for funds turned over to the Town 
(b)Thees^w^posua ^^ ^^ q{ HeaUh v ^ 

SeSSu^ofmefundssh^^ 

^rovalsandoermitsfromoneormore of theMunicipal Agencies, which funds wtil be used 
5^3K Segal costs incurred by the Town in reviewing engineering ; plans 
ioSoSotilr document relating to the approval requested by the mdmtol « 
eS who mTde the deposit. Each Municipal Agency, by regulation shall prescribe the 
IirS S£k whicVwill be required to defray engineering costs and legal fees m 
connection with any permits they are authorized to give. 

M The orincioal and interest on each respective escrow deposit account shall be 

expen2d*meS^ 

SurVrSector by the Treasurer/Collector to pay for all reasonable engineering and 

Z conclusion of the permit process and upon final approval or denial of the relief sought 
SeSnXanyEremain in the account *ey shall be retur^ to me mdividu^ or 
^Swho^riginaUydeposited them wim the Planning ^ard, Boanl of Health or Conser- 
vation Commission as the case may be.", or act on anything relating thereto. 

ARTICLE 52 

MOVED: That the board of Selectmen petition the General Court to enact legislation 
that would create certain municipal revolving accounts and provide as follows: 

"fa> Notwithstanding the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44 
Section* SS 



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which the town Treasurer/Collector of Cohasset shall keep separate and apart from all other 
monies. The Treasurer/Collector shall keep separate records with respect to the deposits to 
and disbursements from each account 

(b) The escrow deposit accounts shall be depositories for funds turned over to the Town 
Treasurer/Collector by the Cohasset Planning Board, the Cohasset Board of Health or the 
Cohasset Conservation Commission (hereinafter collectively called the "Municipal Agen- 
cies'*). The source of the funds shall be from individuals and entities who are seeking various 
approvals and permits from one or more of the Municipal Agencies, which funds will be used 
to defray engineering and legal costs incurred by the Town in reviewing engineering plans, 
applications and other documents relating to the approval requested by the individual or 
entity who made the deposit. Each Municipal Agency, by regulation shall prescribe the 
amount of deposit which will be required to defray engineering costs and legal fees in 
connection with any permits they are authorized to give. 

(c) The principal and interest on each respective escrow deposit account shall be 
expended at the direction of the Municipal Agency which deposited the funds with the Town 
Treasurer/Collector by the Treasurer/Collector to pay for all reasonable engineering and 
legal fees and costs incurred in connection with the project for which the deposit was made. 
At the conclusion of the permit process and upon final approval and completion of the project 
or denial of the relief sought, to the extent that any funds remain in the account, they shall be 
returned to the individual or entity who originally deposited them with the Planning Board, 
Board of Health or Conservation Commission as the case may be." 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 35. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum ofForty Thousand and no/100 ($40,000.00) I>)Uars for the purpose 
of tesung, refurbishing, and equipping a unit of the Fire Department apparatus, Udder 1, a 
1978 Seagrave 100-foot aerial ladder truck. 

Twent'S^ 35 ' ^ VE ^ ?* ** T0Wn raiseand W^Priate by taxation the sum of 
I J™ h ? TT* FlVe Hundfed and no/10 ° ($ 26 > 5 <*>.00) Dollars for the purpose of 



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ARTICLE 37. MOVED: that this Article be indefinitely postponed. 
Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 34 To see if the Town wiU vote to direct the Board of Selectmen to petition 
andrecommendtomeSmteBoardofSelectmentopeutionandr^ommendtomeStateBoard 

of Building Regulations, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 143, 
Section 98 to adopt more stringent rules and regulations than those ^"^'"^tate 
building Code with respect to automatic sprinkler devices so that all new buildings for 
residential use constructed in Cohasset be equipped with an automatic residential sprinkler 
system. 

ARTICLE 34 MOVED: That the town direct the board of Selectmen to petition and 
recommend to the State Board of Building Regulations, in accordance with Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 143, Section 98 to adopt more stringent rules and regulations than 
mosecontamedmmeStateBuUdmgCodewimresr^ttoautomaticsprmkler^ 
all new buildings for residential use constructed in Cohasset be equipped with an automatic 
residential sprinkler system. 

Motion defeated by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 51 

(Inserted by the Board of Selectmen, Rocco F. Laugell, chairman, and others — 
Citizens Article.) 

Name Address 

1 . F. Charles DeSantis 260 Forest Avenue 

2. Raymond Kasperowicz 172 South Main Street 

3. Tanna B. Kasperowicz 172 South Main Street 

4 Francis D. Collins 404 South Main Street 

5 Gail J. Collins 404 South Main Street 

6. Noel Ripley 179 South Main Street 

7. Adria J. DeSantis 260 Forest Avenue 

8. Frank C. DeSantis 270 Forest Avenue 

9. F. Roy Fitzsimmons 1 16 Doane Street 
10. Judith E. Fitzsimmon 1 16 Doane Street 

Whereas, the legality of the second vote on Article 16 (the Police and Fire Station 
Renovation Motion) of the Warrant for Special Town meeting, October 26, 1987 is in doubt; 
and whereas, Article II, Section (k) of the town bylaw allows forreintroduction of any matter 
at a subsequent Town Meeting, we the following voters place again in the Warrant for the 
1988 Annual Town Meeting the following article: 



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'To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow 
the sum of One Million One Hundred Thousand and no/100 ($1,100,000.00) Dollars for the 
purpose of constructing an addition to the Cohasset Police/Fire Station for making certain 
renovations and improvements to the Police/Fire Station, for purchasing furnishings and 
equipment for the Police/Fire Station, and for the payment of costs in connection with the 
engineering design plans and specification; and to see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
town Treasurer, with the approval of the board of Selectmen, to borrow such money or a 
portion thereto and to issue notes therefore; or act on anything relating thereto. 

ARTICLE 51. MOVED: That the authorization to borrow the sum of One Million, 
One Hundred Thousand and no/100 ($1 ,100,000.00) Dollars under Article 16 of the Warrant 
for the October 26, 1987 Special Town Meeting for the purpose of constructing an addition 
to the Cohasset Police/Fire Station, for making certain renovations and improvements to the 
Police/Fire Station, the purchase, furnishing and equipping of the Police/Fire Station and for 
the payment of costs in connection with engineering design plans and specifications be 
rescinded. 

A hand count was taken. 

Yes 135, No 76. 

Voted to rescind. 

ARTICLE 29. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
fund or borrow the sum of Eighty- Five Thousand and no/100 ($85,000.00) Dollars for the 
purpose of purchasing and installing sludge dewatering equipment. 

ARTICLE 29. MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article XI, THE PERSONNEL 
CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN, of the General Bylaws by adding to 
Section 5 a new subsection (i) which shall provide as follows: 

"(i) Pay for Temporary Employees 

Temporary Employees shall be hired at the minimum rate of pay for the position unless 
otherwise authorized in advance by the Personnel Committee". 

ARTICLE 22. MOVED: That Article XI, THE PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION 
AND COMPENSATION PLAN, of the General Bylaws be amended by adding to Section 
5 a new subsection (i) which shall provide as follows: 

"(i) Pay for Temporary Employees 



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Temporary Employees shall be hired at the minimum rate of pay for the position unless 
otherwise authorized in advance by the Personnel Committee.*' 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 31 

(Inserted by the board of Selectmen, Rocco F. Laugelle, Chairman, and others.) 

To see if the Town will vote to petition the Massachusetts General Court to enact 
legislation that would: 

(a) Authorize the collection by the Town of a land transfer fee to be paid by the seller, 
not to exceed Two Percent (2%) of the purchase price upon the transfer of certain real property 
interests located in the Town; 

(b) Establish a Land Bank fund in the Town Treasury; and 

(c) Authorize the Board of Selectmen acting as Land Bank Commissioners to use the 
Fund for the purchase or rehabilitation of certain categories of land and interest therein to be 
permanently held in a Cohasset Open Space Land Bank, to be used for recreation, conserva- 
tion, watershed protection or housing and for the management and maintenance of such lands 
in order to conserve open space, protect the environment, preserve natural beauty and provide 
affordable housing in the Town. 

Debt incurred before and after the acceptance of the Act may be retired or refinanced 
by expenditure from the fund established hereunder. 

Nothing contained in this Act shall reduce state tax revenues pursuant to Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 62F, Section 4; or act on anything relating thereto. 

ARTICLE 31 

MOVED: That the Town will petition the Massachusetts General Court to enact 
legislation that would: 

(a) Authorize the collection by the Town of a land transfer fee to be paid by the Seller, 
not to exceed One Percent (1%) of the amount of the sales price in excess of One Hundred 
Thousand and no/100 ($100,000.00) Dollars upon the transfer of certain real property 
interests located in the Town; 

(b) Establish a Land Bank Fund in the Town Treasury; and 

(c) Authorize the Board of Selectmen acting as Land Bank Commissioners to use the 
Fund for the purchase or rehabilitation of certain categories of land and interest therein to be 

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permanently held in a Cohasset Open Space Land Bank, to be used for recreation, conserva- 
tion , watershed protection or housing and for the management and maintenance of such lands 
in order to conserve open space, protect the environment, preserve natural beauty and provide 
affordable housing in the Town. 

Debt incurred before and after the acceptance of the Act may be retired or refinanced 
by expenditure from the Fund established hereunder. 

Nothing contained in this Act shall reduce state tax revenues pursuant to Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 62F, Section 4. 

Motion defeated by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 54. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VII, SAFETY AND 
PUBLIC ORDER, by adding thereto a new Section 31 which shall provide as follows: 

"31. Hunting with bow and arrow, cross bow, firearm, air rifle or pellet gun is prohibited 
anywhere within the Town of Cohasset; provided, however, that nothing contained in this 
Section shall prohibit bird hunting otherwise permitted by law in the coastal waters off of 

Cohasset 

ARTICLE 54. MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

A hand count was taken. 

Yes 102, No 97. 

Article indefinitely postponed. 

Resolution introduced by James Gallagher. 

Resolved, that it is the sense of this meeting that a Committee be appointed by the Board 
of Selectmen to consider the propriety of banning hunting within the Town of Cohasset. The 
Committee to consist of seven members including: 

The Police Chief 

A member of the Conservation Commission 

One Duck Hunter 

One Small Game Hunter, One Archer, and Two other residents. 



The Committee to complete its work and file a report prior to the next Annual Town 

Meeting. 

Vote defeated by a voice vote. 
Seven people questioned the Moderator's decision. 



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A hand count was taken on the resolution. 
Yes 127, No 52. 
Resolution is adopted. 



ARTICLE 55. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of appraisal fees, legal fees, engineering fees, 
and the preparation of plans and specifications in connection with land to be taken or acquired 
for cemetery purposes. 

ARTICLE 55. MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
accept or enter into a contract for the expenditure of any funds allotted or to be allotted by 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and/or Norfolk County for the construction, recon- 
struction, and improvement of Town Roads. 

ARTICLE 14. MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to accept or to 
enter into a contract for the expenditure of any funds allotted or to be allotted by the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts and/or Norfolk County for the construction, reconstruc- 
tion, and improvement of Town Roads. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 43. To see if the Town will vote to require mandatory recycling of bulky 
materials, glass, newspapers and other paper, corrugated cardboard, yard waste and house- 
hold hazardous waste material effective as of July 1, 1988. 

ARTICLE 43. MOVED: That Article VII, SAFETY AND PUBLIC ORDER of the 
General Bylaws be amended by adding thereto a new Section 31 which shall provide as 
follows: 

"All residents of the Town using the Cedar Street Municipal Landfill shall be required 
to recycle bulky materials, glass, newspapers and other paper, corrugated cardboard, yard 
waste and household hazardous waste materials effective as of July 1, 1988 and further, the 
Board of Health is authorized and directed to promulgate regulations in connection with the 
management and administration of the mandatory recycling. 

Vote unanimously by a voice vote. 

A motion was made by Richard Barrow at 11:10 P.M. to adjourn until Wednesday, 
April 6, 1988 at 7:30 p.m. Motion was adopted. 



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WEDNESDAY EVENING — APRIL 6, 1988 



Wednesday Night — Articles acted on which were chosen by random selection. 
Checkers appointed were Kathleen Rhodes, Margaret Heran, Jacquelyn McGuire, Constance 
Jones , and Marion Douglas reported at 7:00 p.m. also tellers reported at 7:30 p.m. Robin Pape 
did not work as teller this evening. The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:45 P.M. 
A total of 177 voters checked in Wednesday. 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article XI, PERSONNEL 
CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN, of the General Bylaws by adding to 
Section 4 a new subsection (c) which shall provide as follows: 

"(c) Concurrent Service/Training Period 

The appropriate governing body for a Department may hire an employee to serve 
concurrently with an incumbent in a department head or supervisory position when the 
incumbent is leaving the service of the town. The concurrent service is for the purpose of 
training and shall be limited to a period no longer than thirty (30) days. The new employee 
shall be considered a probationary employee." 

ARTICLE 20. MOVED: That Article XI, PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND 
COMPENSATION PLAN, of the General Bylaws be amended by adding to Section 4 anew 
subsection (c) which shall provide as follows: 

"(c) Concurrent Senice^'raining Period 

The appropriate governing body for a Department may hire an employee to serve 
concurrently with an incumbent in a department head or supervisory position when the 
incumbent is leaving the service of the Town. The concurrent service is for the purpose of 
training and shall be limited to a period no longer than thirty (30) days. The new employee 
shall be considered a probationary employee." 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 28. To see if the town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Ninety Thousandandno/100 ($90,000.00) Dollars for thepurpose 
of replacing and repairing the window walls fo the rear section of the two classroom wings 
of the Senior High School and to install light controlling devices for those areas. 

ARTICLE 28. MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 



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ARTICLE 13 

(Inserted by the Board of Selectmen, Rocco F. Laugelle, Chairman , and others.) 

To see if the Town will raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum 
of Eight Hundred and no/100 ($800.00) Dollars for the payment of longevity pay to certain 
elected officials on the following basis: 



Years of Longevity 



Service 


Pay 


27 


$400.00 


17 


$300.00 


5 


$100.00, 



Elected Official 

Harold Litchfield, Highway Surveyor 
Frances L. Marks, Town clerk 
Elizabeth B. Ripley, Treasurer/Collector 
or act on anything relating thereto. 



ARTICLE 13. MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously be a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article V, APPOINTED 
STANDING TOWN BOARDS AND COMMITTEES, of the General Bylaws by striking 
therefrom subsections (d) and (e) of Section 2 and substituting in its place the following 
subsections (d) and (e): 

"(d) The Personnel Committee shall administer the provisions of Article XI of these 
Bylaws and shall establish such procedure consistent with that Article necessary for the 
administration thereof. 

(e) The Personnel Committee shall maintain Personnel Records of all employees, 
including such information as rate of pay, fringe benefits and other data necessary in the 
administration of Article XI of these By-laws. These records shall be kept by the Town 
Accountant 

ARTICLE 17. MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously be a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 45. To see if the town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds of borrow the sum of Thirty-Seven Thousand Two Hundred Twenty and no/100 
($37,220.00) Dollars for engineening services to conduct investigations and a public health 
risk assessment relating to the Cohasset Heights Landfill . 



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ARTICLE 45. MOVED: That the Town raise and appropriate from taxation the sum 
ofEighteen Thousand andno/l(X)($18,000.00)Dollaisformepuiposeofpayingengineering 
services to conduct investigations and a public health risk assessment relating to the Cohasset 
Heights Landfill. 

Voted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 26. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Twenty Thousand and no. 100 ($20,000.00) Dollars for the 
purpose of repairing the slate roof at the Joseph Osgood School and work related thereto. 

ARTICLE 26. MOVED: That the Town raise and appropriate from taxation the sum 
of Twenty Thousand and no/100 ($20,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of repairing the slate 
roof at the Joseph Osgood School and work related thereto. 

voted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 53. To see if the Town will designate as "Constitution Park: that area of 
public land at the intersection of Depot Court and Riley Road shown as a parcel containing 
16,870 square feet of land on Assessors Map #18. 

ARTICLE 53. MOVED: That the area of public land at the intersection of Depot Court 
and Ripley Road shown as a parcel containing 16,870 square feet of land on Assessor's Map 
#18 be designated as "Constitution Park". 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Seventy Thousand and no/100 ($70,000.00) Dollars for the 
purpose of conducting the Triennial Evaluation of the Town. 

ARTICLE 11. MOVED: That the Town raise and appropriate, from taxation the sum 
of Seventy Thousand and no/100 ($70,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of conducting the 
Triennial Revaluation of the Town. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 30 

(Inserted by the Board of Selectmen, at the request of the Board of Water Commission- 
ers, Lot E. Bates, Chairman, and others.) 

To see if the Town will vote to amend its Schedule of Water Rates by approving and 
adopting the rate schedule set forth below: 



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RATE #1 (Metered, Residential) 

$18.00 per quarter plus $2.20 per hundred cubic feet used. 

RATE #2 (Metered, Non Residential) 

Size of Meter Charge per quarter +Charge per 100 cu ft 

5/8 21.00 2.40 

3/4 27.00 2.40 

1 36.00 2.40 
1-1/2 63.00 2.40 

2 75.00 2.40 

3 90.00 2.40 

RATE #3 (Metered, Seasonal) 

Allowable use Charge for Excess 

Annual Rate for Min. Charge over allowance 

132.00 1500 2.20 

RATE #4 (Fire Service Standby) 

Connection to Automatic Sprinkler Systems 



Size Main 


Annual Charge 


4" 


270.00 


6 M 


300.00 


8 W 


310.00; 



ARTICLE 30. MOVED: That the Water Rate Schedules be amended by approving 
and adopting the rate schedule set forth below: 

RATE #1 (Metered, Residential) 

$18.00 per quarter plus $2.20 per hundred cubic feet used. 

RATE #2 (Metered, Non-Residential) 



Size of Meter 


Charge per quarter 


-i-Charge per 100 cu. ft. 


5/8 


21.00 


2.40 


3/4 


27.00 


2.40 


1 


36.00 


2.40 


1-1/2 


63.00 


2.40 


2 


75.00 


2.40 


3 


90.00 


2.40 



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RATE #3 (Metered, Seasonal) 

Allowable use Charge for Excess 

Annual Rate for Min. Charge over allowance 

132.00 1500 2.20 

RATE #4 (Fire Service Standby) 

Connection to Automatic Sprinkler Systems 

Size Main Annual Charge 
4 M 270.00 

6" 300.00 

8" 310.00 

Voted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 44. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of One Hundred Eighteen Thousand Two Hundred Ninety and no/ 
100 ($1 18,290.00) Dollars with respect to leachate control at the Cedar Street Municipal 
Landfill; Sixty-Eight Thousand Two Hundred Ninety and no/100 ($68,290.00) Dollars of 
which shall be used for engineering services to conduct a hydrogiological study and leachate 
collection and disposal planning; and fifty thousand and no/100 ($50,000.00) Dollars shall 
be used for implementing leachate control programs. 

ARTICLE 44. MOVED: That the Town raise and appropriate from taxation the sum 
of sixty-eight Thousand Two Hundred Ninety and no/100 ($68,290.00) dollars for the 
payment of engineering services to conduct a hydrogeological study and leachate collection 
and disposal planning for the Cedar Street Municipal Landfill. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 41. To see if the town will raise and appropriate or transfer from available 
funds the sum of Fifty Thousand and no/100 ($50,000.00) dollars to be used for the payment 
of legal fees to special environmental counsel with respect to the prosecution and defense of 
various legal actions arising out of the operation of Cohasset Heights Landfill or relating to 
legal advice pertaining to the operation of the Cohasset Heights Landfill. 

ARTICLE 41 MOVED: That the Town raise and appropriate from taxation the sum 
of Fifty Thousand and no/100 ($50,000.00) Dollars for the payment of legal fees to special 
environmental counsel with respect to the prosecution and defense of various legal actions 
arising out of the operation of Cohasset Heights Landfill or relating to legal advice pertaining 
to the operation of the Cohasset Heights Landfill. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 



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ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Sixteen Thousand and no/100 ($16,000.00) Dollars for the 
purpose of purchasing a stake body truck for the School Department, and authorize the trade- 
in of a 1972 Ford currently used by the School Department. 

ARTICLE 25. MOVED: That the Town raise and appropriate from taxation the sum 
of Sixteen Thousand and no/100 ($16,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of purchasing a stake 
body truck for the School Department, and authorize the trade-in of a 1972 Ford currently 
used by the School Department. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 40. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of One Hundred Sixteen Thousand and no/100 ($116,000.00) 
Dollars for the purchase of a Chipper-Shredder for the use at the Cedar Street Municipal 
Landfill. 

ARTICLE 40. Moved that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 50. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of performing engineering and survey work, 
preparing plans, and for making improvements and expanding Milliken/Lillard Field. 

ARTICLE 50. MOVED: That the Town raise and appropriate from taxation the sum 
of Four Thousand Eight Hundred and no/100 ($4,800.00) Dollars for the purpose of 
performing engineering and survey work, preparing plans, and for making improvements and 
expanding Milliken/Lillard field. 

Voted by a voice vote. 

Motion by Rocco Laugelle, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen that this meeting be 
adjourned to Saturday, April 9, 1988 to the Town Hall Auditorium at 8:00 A.M. for the 
election of Town Offices. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote at 10:00 P.M. 

A True Record: 
ATTEST: 

Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk 
Cohasset, MA 02025 



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TOWN ELECTION 






APRIL 9, 


1988 






Polls opened at 8:00 A.M. Closed at 6:00 P.M. 


Total voted 1,449 






31.63% Voted 


Election Officers present at 7:30 A.M. 








Sworn in by Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks 








Domenic M. Baccari 


Grace Tuckerman 






Maria R. Pape 


Margaret C. Hernar 


i 




Jean Salvador 


Marion Douglas 






Ronald Goodwin 


Jacquelyn McGuire 






Ann Leonard 


Katherine Lincoln 






Mary A. Fiori 


Janet W. MacLure 






Ruth F. Pratt 


Constance S. Jones 






Kathleen E. Rhodes 








Selectmen for three years 


Prel 


Pre 2 


Tot 


Vote for One 








Rocco F. Laugelle 2 


465 


445 


91 


Write In Votes 








FredKoed 


1 


1 




Barron C. Salvador 




6 




John Souther 




1 




Jane O'Brien 




1 




F. Roy Fitzsimmon 




1 




Blanks 


277 


262 


51 


Total 


743 


717 


1,44 


Assessor — 3 year — Vote for 1 








Michael C. Patrolia 5 


476 


492 


9t 


Blanks 


266 


215 


4$ 


Total 


742 


707 


1,44 


School Committee — 3 years 








Vote for two 








Barbara Bliss 8 


495 


415 


91 


John R. Reidy 9 


470 


403 


87 


Blanks 


519 


596 


1,11 


Total 


1,484 


1,414 


2,89 


Trustees of Paul Pratt Library 








Vote for 3 








Elizabeth L. Eaton 12 


473 


409 


88 


Agnes McCann 13 


430 


405 


83 



154 



Sigrid A. Carey 


14 


280 


314 


594 


Katherine A. Sturtevant 


15 


411 


276 


687 


Blanks 




632 


717 


1,349 


Total 




2,226 


2,121 


4,337 


Board of Health — 3 years 










Vote for 1 










Hugh Joseph Morgan 


18 


214 


290 


504 


Michael Sullivan 


19 


451 


372 


823 


Blanks 




77 


45 


122 


Total 




742 


707 


1,449 


Water Commissioner — 3 years 








(Write in Anthony Fasciano) 




1 


1 


James R. Sheerin 


21 


507 


480 


987 


Blanks 




235 


226 


461 


Total 




742 


708 


1,449 


Sewer Commissioner — 3 years 








Vote for 1 










Raimond G. Vanderweil, Jr.24 


551 


335 


886 


Lot W.Bates 


25 


183 


361 


544 


Blanks 




8 


11 


19 


Total 




742 


707 


1,449 


Planning Board — 5 years 










Vote for 1 










Robert H. Sturdy 


28 


494 


354 


848 


Stephen Bjorklund 


29 


181 


289 


470 


Blanks 




67 


64 


131 


Total 




742 


707 


1,449 


Recreation Commission — 5 


years 








Richard P. Barrow 


32 


532 


498 


1,030 


Blanks 




210 


209 


419 


Total 




742 


707 


1,449 



At 7:15 P.M. the Annual Town Election and Town Meeting was dissolved. 

A True Record 
ATTEST: 

Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk 



155 



Special Town Election 

MAY 14, 1988 

Polls opened at 8:00 A.M. Closed at 6:00 P.M. 



Total Voted 1888 
41% 



Election Officers present at 7:30 A.M. 

Sworn in by Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks 

Maria R. Pape 
Ruth F. Pratt 
Kathleen E. Rhodes 
Grace Tuckerman 
Janet W. MacLure 
Katherine M. Lincoln 
Margaret C. Hernan 
Mary A. Fiori 
Jean Salvador 



Ronald Goodwin 
Ann Leonard 
Jean McAuliffe 
Jacquelyn McGuire 
Marion L. Douglas 
Constance S. Jones 
Geraldine Ainslie 



LEVY OVERRIDE 

QUESTION 1: 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional $659,91 1 .50 in real estate 
and personal property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1988 for the purpose of 
funding the Town operation budget and Article 10 ($2,000.00— Mosquito Control); Article 
4 1 ($50,000.00— Special Enviromental Counsel); and Article 42 ($12,000.00— Lease pur- 
chase payment-machinery, Landfill) of the 1988 Annual Town Meeting Warrant and Article 
14($80,000.00— Board of Health Budget transfer of solid waste) of the May 2, 1988 Special 
Town meeting warrant 



Prel 



Pre 2 



Total 



Yes 


1 


507 


514 


1021 


No 


2 


335 


473 


808 


Blanks 




31 


28 


59 


Total 




873 


1015 


1888 



CAPITIAL OUTLAY EXCLUSION 

QUESTION 2: 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional $220,.890.00 in real 



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estate and personal property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1988 for the purpose 
of paying for the triennial revaluation of the Town ($70,000.00 — Article 1 1); the purchase 
of a truck for the School Department ($16,000.00 — Article 25) ;roof repairs to Osgood School 
($20,000.00— Artlcle26);the shared cost of a new ambulance ($15,000.00— Article36); 
rescue tools for the fire Department ($8,800.00 — Article 38);leachate control study at the 
Municipal Landfill ($68,290.00 — Article44); for payment of Engineering services Cohasset 
Heights Landfill ($ 1 8,000.00 — Article 45);and engineering fees and survey work, Milliken/ 
Lillard Fields ($4,800.00— Article 50). 

Pre 1 Pre 2 Total 



Yes 


8 


526 


536 


1062 


No 


9 


319 


462 


781 


Blanks 




28 


15 


45 


Total 




873 


1,013 


1,888 



DEBT EXCLUSION 

QUESTION 3: 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from the provisions of Proposition 
2 1/2, so called, the amount required to pay the bond issue in order to purchase a front-end 
loader for use by the Cohasset Highway Department, as voted under Article 1 6 of the Warrant 
for the 1988 Annual Town Meeting. 

Pre 1 Per 2 Total 



Yes 


17 


424 


424 


848 


No 


18 


425 


572 


997 


Blanks 




24 


19 


43 


Total 




873 


1,015 


1,888 



QUESTION 4: 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from the provisions of Proposition 
2 1/2, so called, the amount required to pay the bond issue in order to renovate two Science 
Laboratories at the Junior/senior High School, as voted under Article 24 of the Warrant for 
1988 Annual Town Meeting. 

Pre 1 Pre 2 Total 



Yes 


21 


517 


487 


1004 


No 


22 


331 


514 


845 


Blanks 




25 


14 


39 


Total 




873 


1,015 


1,888 



157 



QUESTION 5: 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from the provisions of Proposition 
2 1/2, so called, the amount required to pay the bond issue in order to purchase a school bus, 
as voted under Article 27 of the Warrant for the 1988 Annual Town Meeting. 

Pre 1 Pre 2 Total 



Yes 


26 


495 


509 


1004 


No 


27 


358 


491 


849 


Blanks 




20 


15 


35 


Total 




873 


1015 


1888 



QUESTION 6: 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt form the provisions of Proposition 
2 1/2, so called, the amount required to pay the bond issue in order to construct a solid waste 
transfer facility at the Cedar Street Landfill, as voted under Article 32 of the Warrant for the 
1988 Annual Town meeting 

Pre 1 Pre 2 Total 



Yes 


31 


536 


514 


1050 


No 


32 


309 


484 


793 


Blanks 




20 


15 


35 


Total 




873 


1015 


1888 



QUESTION 7: 

Shall the Town of Cohaset be allowed to exempt from the provisions of Proposition 2 
1/2, so called, the amount required to pay the bond issue for the design and construction of 
a waste water disposal system and sewers, as authorized under Articles 16 and 17 of the 
Warrant of the May 2, 1988 Special Town Meeting. 

Pre 1 Pre 2 Total 



Yes 


36 


551 


429 


980 


No 


37 


303 


573 


876 


Blanks 




19 


13 


32 


Total 




837 


1015 


1888 



At 7:15 P.M. the Special Election was dissolved. 

A True Record 

Attest: 

Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk 

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Town Clerk's Report 
State Primary 

SEPTEMBER 15, 1988 



Polls opened at 7:00 a.m. 
Total Voted 371 
7.8% Voted 

Election officer present at 6:30 a.m. 

Sworn in by Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks, at 6:55 a.m. 

Domenic M. Baccari 
Jean Salvador 
Mary A. Fiori 
Ruth Pratt 
Kathleen Rhodes 
Grace Tuckerman 
Janet W. Maclure 
Katherine Lincoln 
Constance S. Jones 
Margaret C. Hernan 
Jacquelyn McGuire 
Dorothea Parmenter 
Maria R. Pape 
Jeanne M. McAuliffe 

All were sworn in by Town Clerk Frances L. Marks 

DEMOCRATIC PARTY 



SENATOR IN CONGRESS 



Prel 



Closed at 8:00 p.m. 



Pre 2 



Total 



Edward M. Kennedy 


3 


61 


84 


145 


Blanks 




23 


22 


45 


Total 




84 


106 


190 


REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 








Gerry E. Studds 


6 


54 


77 


131 


Blanks 




30 


29 


59 


Total 




84 


106 


190 



159 



COUNCILLOR 

Peter L. Eleey 

Blanks 

Totals 



10 



SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT 

William B. Golden 14 

Blanks 

Total 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COUR 

John M Silva 21 

Blanks 

Totals 



REGISTER OF DEEDS 

Barry T. Harmon 

Blanks 

Total 



35 



COUNTY COMMISSIONER 

James J. Collins 40 

George B. McDonald 41 

Mary Collins 42 

Blanks 
Total 



54 


70 


30 


36 


84 


106 


67 


91 


17 


15 


84 


106 


• 
49 


74 


35 


32 


84 


106 


56 


74 


28 


32 


84 


106 


38 


58 


34 


43 


31 


60 


61 


51 


164 


212 



REPUBLICAN PARTY 



SENATOR IN CONGRESS 






Joseph D. Malone 3 


71 


78 


Blanks 


19 


13 


Totals 


90 


91 


REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 






Jon L. Bryan 6 


52 


59 


Martha T. Keys 7 


27 


25 


Blanks 


11 


5 


Totals 


90 


89 



SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT 

William J. Robinson 13 



63 



77 



160 



27 


14 


41 


90 


91 


181 


83 


85 


168 


7 


6 


13 


90 


91 


181 



Blanks 
Totals 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 

Mary Jeanette Murray 16 

Blanks 

Totals 

At 8:30 p.m. the state Primary was dissolved 

ATrue Record. 

ATTEST 

Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk 



TownClerk's Report 
Presidential Election 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1988 

Polls Opened at 7 AM Closed at 8:00 PM 

Total Voted 4,421 
85% Voted 

Election Officers Present at 6:30 AM 

Sworn in by Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks, at 6:55 AM 

Domenic M. Baccari 
Jean M. Salvador 
Ruth Pratt 
Grace Tuckerman 
Janet W. Maclure 
Katherine M. Lincoln 
Constance Jones 
Dorothea Parmenter 
Jeanne M. McAuliffe 
Ronald Goodwin 



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Ann E. Leonard 
Jacquelyn McGuire 
Geraldine Ainslie 
At 1:30 PM 
Kathleen Rhodes 
Margaret Hernan 
At 4:00 PM 
Marion Douglas 

All were sworn in by Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks 

ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT 

Pet 1 Pet 2 



Bush and Quayle 


3 


1,286 


1,195 


Dukakis and Bentsen 


4 


858 


860 


Fulani and Dattner 


5 


4 


8 


Paul and Marrow 


6 


27 


21 


Others (Write-ins) 




7 


2 


Blanks 




69 


81 


Totals 




2,251 


2,168 


SENATOR IN CONGRESS 








Edward M. Kennedy 


9 


1,113 


1,168 


Joseph I>. Malone 


10 


1,029 


913 


Mary Fridley 


11 


10 


6 


Freda Lee Nason 


12 


12 


10 


Others (Write-ins) 




. 


_ 


Blanks 




87 


71 


Totals 




2,251 


2,168 


REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 






Gerry E. Studds 


15 


1,282 


1,341 


Jon L. Bryan 


16 


894 


764 


Others 




. 




Blanks 




75 


63 


Totals 




2,251 


2,168 


COUNCILLOR 








Peter L. Eleey 


19 


1,046 


1,100 


Charles A. Harrington 


20 


757 


668 


Others 








Blanks 




448 


400 


Totals 




2,251 


2,168 



162 



SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT 






William B. Golden 


21 


1370 


1,411 


William J. Robinson 


22 


721 


627 


Other 




- 


- 


Blanks 




160 


130 


Totals 




2,251 


2,168 


REPRESENTATIVES IN GENERAL COURT 




Mary Jeanette Murray 


26 


1,696 


1,552 


John M. Silva 


27 


465 


545 


Others 




- 


- 


Blanks 




90 


71 


Totals 




2,251 


2,168 


CLERK OF COURTS 








Nicholas Barbadoro 


31 


1,468 


1,471 


Others 




- 


- 


Blanks 




783 


697 


Totals 




2,251 


2,168 


REGISTER OF DEEDS 








Harry T. Harmon 


35 


1,495 


1,482 


Others 




- 


- 


Blanks 




756 


686 


Totals 




2,251 


2,168 


COUNTY COMMISSIONER 






James J. Collins 


40 


1,167 


1,197 


Mary P. Collins 


41 


896 


858 


Others 




- 


- 


Blanks 




2,439 


2,281 


Totals 




4,502 


4336 


QUESTION #1 








Yes 


65 


465 


421 


No 


66 


1,700 


1,660 


Blanks 




36 


87 


Totals 




2,251 


2,168 


QUESTION #2 








Yes 


78 


1345 


1,094 


No 


79 


822 


1,001 


Blanks 




84 


73 


Totals 




2,251 


2,168 



163 



QUESTION #3 

Yes 


98 


705 


643 


1,349 


No 


99 


1,447 


1,424 


2,871 


Blanks 




99 


101 


200 


Totals 




2,251 


2,168 


4,420 


QUESTION #4 










Yes 


113 


679 


692 


1,372 


No 


114 


1,250 


1,174 


2,424 


Blanks 




322 


302 


624 


Totals 




2,251 


2,168 


4,420 



At 10:00 p.m. the State Election was dissolved 

A True Record 

Attest: 

Frances L. Marks 
Town Cleric 



Town Clerk's Report 
Special Town Meeting 

DECEMBER 5, 1988 

At the Special Town Meeting held attheCohassetHigh School Auditorium at 7:30 P.M. 
the following articles were contained in the warrant and acted upon as recorded. 

Checkers previously appointed for entrance by the Selectmen and sworn in by the Town 
Clerk Frances L. Marks at 6:45 P.M. were Geraldine E. Ainslie, Marion L. Douglas, Margaret 
C. Hernan, Constance S. Jones and Kathleen M. Rhodes. 

Tellers appointed by Moderator William D. Weeks at 7:30 P.M. were Louise A. Flint, 
Arthur L. Lehr, Jr., Robert S. Pape and Grace Tuckerman 

The moderator called the meeting to order at 7:45 P.M. a quorum of 100 was present 
at that time. The Town Clerk proceeded to read the call of the meeting. Total registered voters 
checked in on the voting lists totaled 295 voters. 



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Article 1. 

To see if the Town will transfer form available funds the sum of Two Hundred Thirty- 
Seven and 50/100 ($237.50) Dollars for the payment of an unpaid medical bill to MGH 
Professional Services Corp. incurred during the 1985 fiscal year; or act on anything relating 
thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Two Hundred Thirty-Seven and 50/100 ($237.50) Dollars 
be transferred from surplus revenue for the purpose of paying a medical bill to MGH 
Professional Services Corp. incurred during the 1985 fiscal year 

A 9/10 vote required. Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

Article 2. 

To see if the Town will transfer from available funds the sum of Forty Thousand Seven 
Hundred Ninety-four and 18/100 ($40,794.18) Dollars for the payment of unpaid bills 
itemized below and relating to the 1988 fiscal year; or act on anything relating thereto. 



Invoice 

1988: Akos Beszterczey, MD 
Medical Expenses 

So. Shore Cardiographic, PC 
Medical Expenses 

South Shore Hospital 
Medical Expenses 

Warner & Stackpole 
Legal Expenses 

Roche, Carens & DeGiacomo 
Legal Expenses 

Raymond Kasperowicz, C.P.A. 
Accounting Services 

Francis Fox Spinks Assoc. 
Architectural Services 

Putnam and Associates 
Architectural Services 



Dept 


Amount 


Fire Department 


190.00 


Fire Department 


204.00 


Fire Department 


4,460.79 


Board of Selectmen 


12,147.18 


Board of Selectmen 


1,795.55 


Board of Selectman 


805.00 


Board of Selectman 


1,240.94 


Board of Selectmen 


1,117.00 



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Civil Designs, Inc. 
Engineering Services 


Planning Board 


3,004.79 


M. Gratta Construction 
Landfill Cover Material 


Board of Health 


13,805.10 


M. Gratta Construction 
Landfill Capping and Seeding 


Board of Health 


1,442.00 


AAA Police Supply Uniforms 


Dog Officer 


41.89 


R.B. Allen Co., Inc. 


Wire 


539.94 



Repairs to Alarm Box 



MOVED: That the sum of Forty Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety-four and 18/100 
($40,794. 18) Dollars be transferred form surplus revenue for the purpose of paying unpaid 
bills itemized below and relating to the 1988 fiscal year: 



Invoice 

1988: Akos Beszterczey, M.D. 
Medical Expenses 

South Shore Cardiographic, P.C. 
Medical Expenses 



Raymond Kasperowicz, C.P.A. 
.Board of Selectmen 
Accounting Services 

Francis Fox Spinks Assoc. 
Architectural Services 

Putnam & Associates 
Architectural Services 



Department 

Fire 

Fire 



Board of Selectmen 
Board of Selectmen 



Amount 

190.00 

204.00 



South Shore Hospital 
Medical Expenses 


Fire 


4,460.79 


Warner & Stackpole 
Legal Expenses 


Board of Selectmen 


12,147.18 


Roche, Carens & DeGiacomo 
Legal Expenses 


Board of Selectmen 


1,795.55 



805.00 

i 

I 
1,240.94 | 

1,117.00 



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Civil Designs, Inc 
Engineering Services 


Planning Board 


3,004.79 


M. Gratta Construction 
Landfill Cover Material 


Board of Health 


13,805.10 


M. Gratta Construction 
Landfill Capping and Seeding 


Board of Health 


1,442.00 


AAA Police Supply 
Uniforms 


Dog Officer 


41.89 



R.B. Allen Co., Inc. Wire 539.94 

Repairs to Alarm Box 

A 9/10 vote required. Voted unanimously by a voice call vote. 

Article 3. 

To see if the Town will accept a Collective Bargaining Agreementmade by and between 
the Town of Cohasset and the Permanent Fire Fighters, Local 2804, and to see what sum of 
money the Town will raise and appropriate or transfer to effectuate the Agreement; or act on 
anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: Thatthe town accept a collective bargaining agreement made by and 
between the Town of Cohasset and the Permanent Fire fighters, Local 2804, and to effectuate 
the Agreement, the sum of One Hundred Eighty-Nine Thousand Four Hundred Twenty-two 
and 30/100 ($189,422.30) Dollars be transferred from surplus revenue; Sixty-Two Thousand 
Seven Hundred Sixty-two and 01/100 (62,762.01) Dollars to be attributed to obligations 
under to contract for the 1988 fiscal year and One Hundred Twenty-Six Thousand Six 
Hundred sixty and 29/100 ($126,660.29) Dollars to be attributed to obligations under the 
contract for the 1989 fiscal year. 

A secret ballot was requested. Hand count taken for a secret ballot. Yes - 1 34, No - 148 

Voted by a voice Vote. 

RESOLUTION BY EMMETT HOLT 

RESOLVED that the citizens of Cohasset are unalterably opposed to the marinay 
dockominium development as proposed by the Oaks Realty Trust for the former Cox estate 
And further, that this Town Meeting urge our Selectmen, our State legislators and all the 
various town committees that may have some voice on the matter to take whatever steps may 
be legally necessary to insure the defeat of this development. 

Voted unanimously by voice vote. 

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Article 4. 

To see if the Town will vote to petition the General Court to enact legislation that would 
create a Municipal Housing Authority as follows. 

"(a) The Town of Cohasset shall be empowered to create a Municipal Housing 
Authority which shall consist of five (5) members, each appointed for a three (3) year term, 
with two (2) members appointed for each of the (2) successive years and one (1) member 
appointed for the following; provided, however, the initial appointment of one member shall 
be for one year, the initial appointment of two members shall be for two years and the initial 
appointment of the remaining two members shall be for three years. 

(b) Appointments shall be made by a Committee consisting of the Moderator, the 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, and the Chairman of the Planning Board. 

(c) The Municipal Housing Authority shall have responsibility for administering 
qualified housing units created pursuant to special permit granted by the Planning Board of 
the Town of Cohasset pursuant to Section 5.4.11 of the Zoning Bylaws of the Town of 
Cohasset and any successor provision thereto; and shall promulgate regulations, not 
inconsistent with Federal and State law, regulations promulgated thereunder and executive 
orders for the use, occupancy, sale, rent, lease, joint ownership and other disposition of 
Qualified Housing under its authority. Such regulations shall become law after notice is 
published three times in a local newspaper; a public hearing which shall be held no sooner 
that seven (7) days after the last publication; and the filing of the regulations with the Town 
clerk after the public hearing. 

(d) The Municipal Housing Authority shall have such other duties and responsibilities 
as are prescribed to a local agency under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 121 B, 
Section 18. 

(e) The Municipal Housing Authority shall have jurisdiction over such other real 
property as it may acquire by deed, lease, gift or devise, and shall have the power consistent 
with its regulations to sell, lease, rent, jointly own, or otherwise dispose of real property under 
its administration and jurisdiction; provided, however, that any real property which comes 
under the jurisdiction and control of the Municipal Housing Authority shall, to the extent 
permitted by law, remain Qualified Housing and be governed by regulations of the Municipal 
Housing Authority. A restriction to that effect shall be contained in any deed, notice of lease 
or other instrument recorded in any Registry of Deeds or Registry District of the Land Court 
and pertaining to property under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Housing Authority. 

(0 For the purpose to this Act, the Term "Qualified Housing" shall include "affordable 
housing" and "very affordable housing" as those terms are defined by regulations promul- 
gated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Communities and 
Development and shall also include other housing units sold or rented at less than market or 
rental value in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Municipal Housing Authority 
under Section (e) of this Act;" 

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or act on anything relating thereto, 

MOVED: That the Town acting by and through its Board of Selectmen petition the 
General Court to enact legislation that would create a Municipal Housing Authority which 
legislation would provide as follows: 

"(a) The Town of Cohasset shall be empowered to create a Municipal Housing authority 
which shall consist of five (5) members, each appointed for a three (3) year term, with two 
(2) members appointed for each of two (2) successive years and one (1) member appointed 
for the following; provided, however, the initial appointment of one member shall be for one 
year, the initial appointment of two members shall be for two years and the initial appointment 
of the remaining two members shall be for three years. 

b) Appointments shall be made by a Committee consisting of the Moderator, the 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, and the Chairman of the Planning Board. 

(c) The Municipal Housing Authority shall have responsibility for administering 
qualified housing units created pursuant to a special permit granted by the Planning Board 
of the Town of Cohasset pursuant to Section 5.4.1 1 of the Zoning Bylaws of the Town of 
Cohasset and any successor provision thereto; and shall promulgate regulations, not incon- 
sistent with Federal and State law, regulations promulgated thereunder and executive orders 
for the use, occupancy, sale, rent, lease, joint ownership and other disposition of Qualified 
Housing under its authority. Such regulations shall become law after notice is published three 
times in a local newspaper; a public hearing which shall be held no sooner than seven (7) days 
after the last publication and no later than (21) days after the first publication; and the filing 
of the regulations with the Town Clerk after the public hearing. 

(d) The Municipal Housing Authority shall have such other duties and responsibilities 
as are prescribed to a local agency under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 1 2 1 B Section 
18. 

(e) The Municipal Housing Authority shall have jurisdiction over such other real 
property as it may acquire by deed, lease, gift or devise, and shall have the power consistent 
with its regulations to sell, lease, rent, jointly own, or otherwise dispose of real property under 
its administration and jurisdiction: provided, however, that any real property which comes 
under the jurisdiction and control of the Municipal Housing Authority shall, to the extent 
permitted by law, remain Qualified Housing and be governed by regulations of the Municipal 
Housing Authority. A restriction to that effect shall be contained in any deed, notice of lease 
or other instrument recorded in any Registry of Deeds for Registry District of the Land Court 
and pertaining to property under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Housing Authority. 

f) For the purposes of the Act, the term "Qualified Housing" shall include "affordable 
housing" and "very affordable housing" as those terms are defined by regulations promul- 
gated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Communities and 



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Development and shall also include other housing units sold or rented at less than market or 
rental value in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Municipal Housing Authority 
under Section (e) of this Act" 

Motion defeated by a voice vote. 

Article 5. 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 5, AREA REGULATIONS, of the zoning 
Bylaw by adding a new paragraph 1 1 to subsection 5.4 which shall provide as follows: 

5.4.11 Increased Density — Qualified Housing 

(i) The Planning Board shall have the power pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter40 A, Section 9 to grant a special permit to allow an increase in the number of building 
lots in a subdivision or the number of dwelling units in a residential cluster district ("RCDD") 
to an amount ten percent (10%) greater than that permitted by the Table of Area Regulations; 
provided, however, that as a condition of such grant, the developer of the subdivision or the 
RCDD shall be permitted to use such excess ten percent (10%) housing only as affordable 
housing, very affordable housing or housing sold or rented at less than fair market value of 
fair rental value (hereinafter collectively called "Qualified Housing"), and further provided 
that ten percent (10%) of the building lots in the subdivision or ten percent (10%) of the 
dwelling units in the RCDD that would have been permitted by the Table of Area Regulations 
shall also be used for Qualified Housing. 

(ii) The sale, lease, occupancy, equity sharing or other disposition of the Qualified 
Housing created under Clause (i) of the subsection shall come under the administration and 
jurisdiction of the Municipal Housing Authority, as that agency is defined in special 
legislation enacted or to be enacted by the General Court of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts and the General Bylaws of the Town of CohasseL 

(iii) The procedure for obtaining a special permit under this subsection shall be pursuant 
to Section 1 2.4 of this Zoning Bylaw; except that for the purpose of this subsection the permit- 
granting authority shall be the Planning Board. 

(iv) For the purpose of this subsection, the terms "affordable housing" and "very 
affordable housing" shall mean low and moderate income housing as those terms are defined 
by regulations promulgated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of 
Communities and Development, and less than "fair market value housing" or "less than fair 
rental value housing" shall mean "less than fair market value housing" or less than "fair rental 
value housing" as those terms are defined in regulations promulgated by the Municipal 
Housing Authority"; 

or act on anything relating thereto. 



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MOVED: That this article be indefinitely postponed. 
Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by voice vote. 

Article 6. 

To see if the Town will transfer form available funds or borrow a sum of money for the 
purpose if purchasing a van for the Council on Aging; or act on anything relating therto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Sixteen thousand and no/100 ($16,000.00) Dollars be 
appropriated for the purchase of a van for the Council on Aging and to meet the appropriation 
Nine Thousand Twenty-Four and 25/100 ($9,024.25) Dollars be transferred from insurance 
proceeds from the fire loss of the van previously used by the Council on Aging and the balance 
of Six Thousand Nine Hundred Seventy-Five and 75/100 ($6,975.75) Dollars be transferred 
from the stabilization fund. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Voted unanimously be a voice vote. 

Article 7 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VII of the General Bylaws - SAFETY 
AND PUBLIC ORDER, by adding thereto a new Section 3 1 which shall provide as follows: 

"Section 31. 

Use of jet skis within the confines of Little Harbor or within the confines of Cohasset 
Harbor os prohibited. For th e purposes of this section, Cohasset Harbor shall be that body 
of water lying inside a straight line projected across the channel from White Head Dolphin 
at Long's Point to White Head Rock and shall not include the channel extending seward 
beyond that point."; 

or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted by a voice vote. 

Article 8. 

To see if the Town will vote to abandon its use of a certain parcel of land off Route 3 A 
for school purposes and transfer it to the Cohasset Housing Authority to provide a site for 
housing for the mentally retarded, the aged, or citizens of low or moderate income. The 
specific parcel to be transferred consists of approximately 8.72 acres and is more particularly 
shown on a plan entitled, "chapter 705 Cohasset Housing Authority" dated October 17, 1988, 
and November 2, 1988, prepared by Blanchard Architectural Associates, a copy of which 
plan is filed with the Town Clerk; or act on anything relating thereto. 



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MOVED: That the Town abandon the use of a certain parcel of land off Route 3 A for 
school purposes and transfer it to the Cohasset Housing Authority to provide a site for twelve 
(12) units of family housing, so called "Chapter 705 Housing". The specific parcel to be 
transferred consists of approximately 8.72 acres and is more particularly shown on a plan 
entitled, "Chapter 705 Cohasset Housing Authority" dated October 17, 1988, and November 
2, 1 988, prepared by Blanchard Architectural Associates, a copy of which plan is filed with 
the Town Clerk. 

A 2/3 vote is required. A hand count was taken. Voted 243 in favor and 10 opposed. 
Article passed. 

Article 9. 

To see if the Town will transfer from available funds or borrow a sum of money for the 
acquisition and/or construction of a shower and lavatory facility for the Wastewater 
Treatment or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted unanimously by a voice call vote. 
Article 10. 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 2.1— DEFINITIONS of the Zoning 
Bylaws by adding thereto definitions of the words "Private Docks" and "Marina" in their 
appropriate alphabetical locations, which definitions shall provide as follows: 

"Private Docks — dockage for up to four (4) boats intended for private use of the owner 
of the land on which they ar constructed". 

"Marina — docks and/or mooring facilities for more than four (4) boats"; 

or act on anything relating thereto 

MOVED: That Section 2.1— DEFINITIONS of the Zoning Bylaws be amended by 
adding thereto definitions of the words "Private Docks" and "Marina" in their appropriate 
alphabetical locations, which definitions shall provide as follows: 

"Private Docks — dockage for up to four (4) boats intended for private use of the owner 
of the land on which they are constructed". 

"Marina — docks and/or mooring facilities for more than four (4) boats". 

Amendment to the main motion was given by Fritz Phaffman of the Harbor Study 
Committee. 

MOVED: That the main motion on Article 10 be amended by striking the definitions 
of "Private Dock" and "Marina" and substituting the following: 

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"Private Boat Docks — a single dock for the private use of the owner of the land on 
which it is constructed, located such that it will not adversely affect the property of the 
abutters". 

"Marina— docks, including without limitation, so called dockominiums and/or moor- 
ing facilities that are rented, licenses of leased on a short or long term basis". 

The amendment was voted unanimously be a voice vote. 

The main motion as amended was voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

Article 11. 

To see if the Town will amend its personnel classification bylaw schedules as adopted 
under Article 5 of the 1988 Annual Town Meeting Warrant, by adding five (5) hours to the 
position of the Clerk of the Water Department, so that the schedule thereunder shall read as 
follows: 

Dept Pay Group Position Authorized Schedule Hours 

Clerk B One 1 20 

MOVED: That the personnel classification bylaw schedule as adopted under Article 
5 of the Warrant for the 1988 Annual Town Meeting be amended by adding five (5) hours 
to the position of the Clerk of the Water Department, so that the schedule thereunder shall read 
as follows: 

Dept. Pay Group Position Authorized Schedule Hours 

Clerk B One 1 20 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

Article 12. 

To see if the Town will transfer form available funds or borrow the sum of Twenty-One 
Thousand, Eight Hundred Ninety-Nine and 00/1 00 ($2 1 ,899.00) Dollars for a payment under 
the Lease/purchase Contract with South worth Machinery, Inc. for the rubber tire front end 
loader used at the Cedar Street Solid Waste Facility; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Twenty-One Thousand, Eight Hundred Ninety-Nine and 00/ 
100 ($21,899.00) Dollars be transferred from surplus revenue for the payment due under a 
Lease/purchase Contract with S outh worth Machinery, Inc. for the rubber tire front end loader 
used at the Cedar Street Solid Waste Facility. 

Voted unanimously be a voice vote 



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Article 13. 

To see of the Town will transfer from available funds or borrow the sum of Forty-One 
Thousand, Seven Hundred and no/100 ($41,700.00) Dollars to be used to acquire cover 
material for the Cedar Street Solid Waste Facility; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

Article 14. 

To see if the Town will authorize an amendment to Article 14 of the warrant of the May 
2, 1988 Special Town Meeting to permit the Eighty Thousand and no/100 ($80,000.00) 
Dollars appropriated thereunder to be used for tipping fees, transportation costs and transfer 
station operation costs in connection with the disposal and delivery of the Town's solid waste 
to landfill sites other than the municipal landfill on Cedar Street; for the acquisition of capital 
equipment to be used at the Cedar Street Solid Waste Disposal Facility and in operating costs 
in connection with the Cedar Street Solid Waste Disposal Facility; or act on anything relating 
thereto. 

MOVED: That the eighty Thousand and no/100 (80,000.00) appropriated under 
Article 14 of the Warrant for the May 2, 1988, Special Town Meeting be transferred from the 
budgetary account entitled "Operation of Transfer Station" to the account entitled "Landfill 
Cover Material" to be used for landfill cover material. 

Voted unanimously be a voice vote 

A motion was made by Burtram Pratt, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen that this 
Special Town Meeting be dissolved at 10:07 P.M. 

Voted uanaimously be a voice vote. 

ATTEST 

A True Record 

Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk of Cohasset 



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VITAL STATISTICS 

Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths Recorded in 1988. 

Births 

The number of births recorded were fifty seven. Of the fifty seven in the year 1988 all 
of the parents were residents of CohasseL There were twenty eight males and twenty nine 
females. 

Marriages 

The total number of marriages for 1988 was seventy one, Forty nine were solemnized 
in Cohasset during the current year. 



Deaths 



The total number of deaths was fifty five including residents of Cohasset who died 
elsewhere and non-residents who died in Cohasset. Deaths not before reported were five 
which were all residents of Cohasset. 

Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk 



Births For The Year 1988 



Date Name of Child 



Parents 



Mother's Maiden Name 



JANUARY 

2 Robert Edward Ingemanson 
10 Kevin Michael Roach 

FEBRUARY 

2 Caitlin Therese Sanchez 
5 Prescott Laird Busk 
12 Taryn Eileen O'Brian 
26 Alexandra Danielle Blez 
29 Daniel Joseph Nardo II 
29 Benjamin Seward Michel 
Strong 



Theodore Arnold & Judith Ann Ingamanson (Smith) 
Arthur Robert & Nancy Virginia Marie Roach 
(Bilodeau) 

Amando & Ellen Marie Sanchez (Josie) 

Joseph Richard & Joan Busk (Prescott) 

Kevin Patrick & Diane O'Brien(Kurtz) 

Daniel Joseph Belz & Christina Anne Belz (Nuttal) 

Daniel Joseph Nardo & Cheryle Ann Nardo (Sullivan) 

Louis Harold & Rita Kay Strong (Michel) 



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MARCH 

1 Brian James Straughn 

2 Marissa Anne Evans 

3 Alexander Fontes 

1 3 Caroline Gardiner Johnson 

1 3 Nicholas Ryan Aikens 

27 Carl Peter Anderson 

27 William Joseph Hume, Jr. 

28 Ian William Maslin 



Edward Arthur & Christine Marie Straughn (Power) 
Lawrence Michael & Darilynn Ann Evans (O'Neill) 
Richard Dana & Leigh Stephanie Fontes (McAdams) 
Richard Alan & Joan Hoff Johnson (Congdon) 
Wayne Edward & Noancy Ann Aikens (Cone) 
Peter Nils & Amy Elizabeth Anderson (Eberle) 
William Joseph & Sandra Lee Hume (Barnes) 
Gerald David & AnnePatricia Maslin (Beasley) 



APRIL 

6 Ryan David Peuser 

9 Jacqueline Walsh Flint 

16 Emily Nicole Savage 

23 Carolyn Macpherson Muir 

23 Christiane Davidson Muir 

26 Molly Davis Trisler 

27 Kaitlin Mary James 

27 Melissa Lee Crowley-Buck 

29 John David Bowen 



David Mark & Kathryn Mary Peuser (Drinan) 
Charles James & Judith Anne Hint (Lynch) 
Michael Drake & Ellen Jane Savage (Gentile) 
Craig Davidson & Jean Muir (Macpherson) 
Craig Davidson & Jean Muir (Macpherson) 
Donald Lee & Catherine Ellen Trisler (Davis) 
Brian Louis & Therese A. James (Connolly) 
Francis de Sales Buck & Janice Lee Crowley 
David Michael & Kathleen Mary Bowen (Foley) 



MAY 

1 1 Victoria Elizabeth Gavaza 

17 Nathan Richard Needle 

1 7 Parker Stone Berg 

17 Taylor Lee Shaw 

17 Alison Jean Krupczak 

18 Aidan Conlon Buick 
30 Kelsey Marie Bell 



Paul Joseph & Joanne Carol Gavaza (Stalker) 
William Joseph & Pamela Anne Needle (Mooney) 
Peter Louis & Michelina Maria Berg (Gioia) 
Robert William Shaw II & Michelle Shaw 
(Bowdring) 

Paul James & Debra Jean Krupcak (Mahony) 
David Buick & Paula Mary Buick (Conlon) 
Mark Barry & Lynne Anne Bell (Sheridan) 



JUNE 

3 Michael Costello Cony 

6 Emilie Anne Shea 

13 Susan Elizabeth Curry 
24 Cassie Lee Rosano 
26 Craig Scott Esposito 

JULY 

1 Brooke Elizabeth Allen 

4 Jennifer Marie Price 
4 Vanessa Jean Plante 

7 Kristen Marion Schwerin 

8 Margaret Olivia Pilczak 



Martin Gerard, Jr. & Jane Marie Corry (Malloy) 
Richard Patrick & Gitte Daniel Shea (Hansen) 
David Howard & Mary Elizabeth Curry (Byrd) 
Joseph Albert & Joy Maria Rosano (Cartolano) 
Louis Scott & Barbara Ellen Esposito (Smith) 



Richard Daniel & Joan Elizabeth Allen (Vanasse) 
John Timothy & Wendy Lee Price (Franks) 
Patrick Alfred & Mary Florence Plante (Frugoli) 
Mark Orison & Suzanne Marion Schwerin (Stutz) 
Kenneth John & Jo- Ann Marie Plilczak (Nedvins) 



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AUGUST 

1 James Charles Watts 

3 Jared Thomas Kinch 

4 Benjamin Charles Libby 



9 


Haley Elizabeth Ray 




Donaldson 


9 


Melanie Pauline Krouse 


14 


Corey Francis O'Connell 




Chase 


27 


Katherine Paice Murphy 


27 


Gregory James Fontaine 


SEPTEMBER 


10 


Timothy Frenchko Smith 


19 


Michael Grove Brunstein 


19 


Fletcher Ford Smalzel 


26 


Robert James Reid 



James Alfred & Karla Alexis Watts (Rose) 
James Charles & Diana Kinch (Nahass) 
Michael Charles & Elizabeth C.V. Libby 
(Vanderlugt) 

Charles Albeit & Helen Irene Donaldson (Hargraves) 
Michael Paul & Teri Ann Krouse (Everett) 

Clifford Ernest & Amyra Beatrice O'Connell-Chase 

(O'Connell) 

Robert Joseph & Judithann Murphy (Ojerholm) 

Steven Gregory & Barbara Lorraine Fontaine 

(Macdonald) 

Daniel William & Pearl Smith (Frenchko) 
Richard Alan & Anne Elizabeth Bunstein (Noonan) 
Curtis Warren & Candace Mae Smalzel (Ford) 
Robert William & Janet Reid (Gellady) 



OCTOBER 

18 Kristen Marie Dooley 
21 Alida Rose Tangherlini 



Thomas Eugene & Ann Marie Dooley (Linnehan) 
Robert Paul & Kathy Marie Tangherlini (Figueiredo) 



DECEMBER 

3 Robert Barr Meikleham 
15 Lindsay Francis Durkin 



Dennis Stephen & Susan Meiklehan (Augusta) 
Joseph Francis & Lynn Francis (OToole) 



BIRTHS NOT PRIVIOUSLY REPORTED 



Date Name of Child 



Parents 



Mothers Maiden Name 



1924 
APRIL 

26 Herbert Philip Haley 



James M. & Anastasia Haley (Kersey) 



1961 
MAY 

28 Sean Patrick Laugelle 



Rocco Francis & Margaret Jeanne Laugelle (Noble) 



1971 
AUGUST 

2 Charles Henry Mendes 



Henry & Maria F. Mendes (Gomex) 



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1981 
JUNE 

7 Sara Madeline Eaton-Bruce Walter Bryan Bruce & Deborah Gage Eaton 

1984 
NOVEMBER 

20 Nicole Marie Treantafel Christopher Q. & Dianna Marie Treantafel (Ribeiro) 



Michael J. & Elizabeth Marie Lyons (Wey) 



1986 
FEBRUARY 

14 Corey Lyn Lyons 

MAY 

3 Benjamin Joseph Brennan Joseph L. & Ann L. Brennan (Jackson) 



1987 
AUGUST 

23 Daniel Eldridge Maynard 

25 Lisa Ann Musto 

OCTOBER 

14 Rory G if ford Kennedy 
23 Noah Wagner Wilcox 
3 1 Laura Danielle Friedman 

NOVEMBER 

8 Benjamin D wight Evans 

Guild 
1 1 Stefan Jared Parnell 
19 James Duryea White 
29 Lucy Alice Kittle 

DECEMBER 

4 Meredith Kuzma 

Capobianco 
16 Jessica Lee Wheelwright 
23 Hans Kristoffer Noering 



Steven Lincoln & Kimberly Rose Maynard 

(Salvador) 

Paul Christopher & Ann Marie Musto (Fougere) 



Michael LeMoyne & Victori Kennedy (Gifford) 
Kenneth Parmelee & Ruth Wilcox (Labrie) 
Mark Lewis & Mary Carole Friedman (Gabriel) 



Edward Mills & Alexander Durkee Guild (Evans) 
Stephen Neil & Sandra Parnell (Ensins) 
David Budgins & Sandra White (Duryea) 
Christopher John & Ann Moira Johnston Kittle (Penman) 



Joseph Sal & Mary Barbara Capobianco (Kuzma) 
Frank Walter & Caren Lee Wheelwright (Hall) 
Richard John Noering (Westphalen) 



CORRECTION OF A BIRTH 
Date Name of Child Parents Mothers Maiden Name 

1987 
JULY 

20 Joanna Marie Hamilton Frank Charles Joseph & Jane Marie Hamilton (O'Hayre) 



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Marriages For The Year 1988 

January 15 at Cohasset, Conradus Jager of Weymouth, and Robin Cheryl Gabbert of 
Anchorage, AK, married by Diane C. Sullivan, Justice of the Peace. 

January 25 at Hingham, Donald E. Leslie of Cohasset, and Phyllis H. Sullivan of Cohasset, 
married by Ernest Gardner Jones, Justice of the Peace 

January 29 at Quincy, Raymond R. McManus of Cohasset, and Dolores M. Cavenaugh of 
Cohasset, married by Gabriel Spanley, Justice of the Peace. 

February 5 at Hingham, Thomas W. Jones of Cohasset, and Rita B. Killion of Cohasset, 
married by Earners Gardner Jones, Justice of the Peace. 

February 7 at Cohasset, Brendan S. Kelly of Cohasset, and Joann D. High of Cohasset, 
married by John J. Keohane, Priest 

February 27 at Scituate, William E. Stover m of Cohasset, and Robin L. Anderson of 
Cohasset, married by Nathan F. Wood, Minister of the Gospel. 

March 19 at Cohasset, Robert A. Bridges of Morristown, NJ and Colleen Shelly Leptich of 
Cohasset, married by John J. Keohane, Priest 

April 8 at Cohasset, Michael Doherty of Cohasset, and Sandra M. True of Cohasset, married 
by Diane C. Sullivan, Justice of the Peace. 

April 9 at Cohasset, William A. Rooney of Hingham, and Amy Cifrino of Cohasset, married 
by John A. Broderick, Priest 

April 16 at Cohasset, John N. Carbone of Cohasset, and Kimberly Diab of Cohasset, married 
by John J. Keohane, Priest 

April 16 at Cohasset, Thomas R. Grant, Jr. of Bluefield, WV, and Cynthia A. McCormack 
of Bluefield, WV, married by Gary A. Ritts, UCC Minister. 

April 22 at Cohasset, Robert P. Tangherlini of Cohasset, and Kathy M. Figueiredo of 
Cohasset, married by John J. Keohane, Priest 

April 29 at Cohasset, Thomas G. Halpin of Scituate,and Mary T. Gillespie of Scituate, 
married by Ernest Gardner Jones, Justice of the Peace. 

April 30 at Cohasset, Stacy L. Hall of Boxford, and Betty T. Spalt of Cohasset, married by 
Richard Bourgeois, Priest 



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May 14 at Cohasset, Michael Sherman Hayes of Mill Valley, CA, and Hannah Elise Clinton 
of Mill Valley, CA, married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

May 14 at Cohasset, Mitchell Mark Holland of Greenbelt, MD, and Koren Alayne Lipsett of 
Cohasset, married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

May 28 at Cohasset, Edward Bigger Daniels of Darien, CT, and Margaret Turner Rechner 
of Cohasset, married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

June 4 at Milton, Jack P. Brennick of Minot, and Joyce F. Brennick of Minot, married by 
David M. Burke, Priest. 

June 1 1 at Cohasset, Sean McCarthy of Cohasset, and Denise Dolan of Cohasset, of Cohasset, 
married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

June 18 at Cohasset, Eugen A. Denver, Jr. of Marstons Mills and Suzanne A. McCool of 
Cohasset, married by Gary A. Ritts, UCC Minister. 

June 1 8 at Eastham, Peter Anthony Kemer of Cohasset, and Elizabeth Anne McCullough of 
Cohasset, married by Peter Fleck, UCC Minister. 

June 1 8 at Scituate, Richard P. Lippard of Duxbury, and June Ellsworth Robbins of Cohasset, 
married by Nathan F. Wood, Minister. 

June 18 at Nantucket, Robert W. Cunningham of Cohasset, and Susan B. Whitaker of 
Cohasset, married by Thomas M. Richard, Minister. 

June 1 8 at Falmouth, Ralph Joseph Froio, Jr., and Nancy J. Duggan of Hingham, married by 
Joseph L. Powers, Priest. 

June 25 at Cohasset, Keith H. Van Etten of Scituate, and Kim E. O'Connor of Scituate, 
married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

July 3 at Cohasset, James Sullivan of Cohasset, and Linda Marie Whitlow of Salana Beach, 
CA, married by Robert W. Alence, Clergyman. 

July 10 at Hull, Peter K. Madge of Hull, and Tracci L. Baker of Hull, married by Ronna P. 
Hollingshead, Justice of the Peace. 

July 16 at Cohasset, Mark J. Sydlowski of Quncy, and Lisa M. Lyons of Cohasset married 
by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

July 30 at Cohasset, Theodore A. Driscoll, in of Hartford, CT, and Lisa S. McGurrin of 
Hartford, CT, married by John J. Keohane, Priest 



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July 30 at Cohasset, Stephen W. Hague of Cohasset, and Patricia Messing of Cohasset, 
married by Steven Emmett, clergymen. 

August 6 at Cohasset, John Francis Bowen of Cohasset and Christine Marie Pennor of 
Weymouth, married by John J. Keohane, priest. 

August 6 at Cohasset, Raymond A. Ferretti of Sandwich and Julie J. Ditmar of Cohasset, 
married by Eugene M. McNamara, Priest 

August 13 at Cohasset, Scott Ford Knobloch, and Jennifer Anne Leptich of Mendhum, NJ, 
married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

August 14 at Nantucket, Louis Anthony Guilzia of Cohasset and Dona Nightingale of 
Cohasset, married by Joanne M. Holdgate, Justice of the Peace. 

August 20 at Cohasset, Tyrone Douglas Cannon of Boise, ID, and Mary Patricia O'Brien of 
Cohasset, married by Richard Bourgeois, Priest. 

August 20 at Cohasset, George W. Goodman of Santa Monica, C A, and Lydia Long of Santa 
Monica, CA, married by Hiller B. Zobel, Justice of the Peace. 

August 20 at Cohasset, Walter M. Bukawyn of Jackson Heights, NY and Ann Morton Casey 
of Scituate, married by John J. Keohane, Priest 

August 27 at Cohasset, Robert D. Walsh of Boston, and Margaret K. Barlow of Boston, 
married by Diane C. Sullivan, Justice of the Peace. 

August 27 at Cohasset, Michael A. O'Neill of Stonington, CT. and Margaret Ann Schaul of 
Stonington, CT, married by Gary A. Ritts, UCC Minister. 

September 3 at Cohasset, Matthew J. Salerno of Cohasset, and Heidi Chase of Cohasset, 
married by Gary A. Ritts, UCC Minister. 

September 3 at Cohasset, Robert T. Piepenbrink of Cohasset, and Jennifer Gay Egan of 
Cohasset, married by E. Clifford Cutler, Clergyman. 

September 4 at Cohasset, Artavan Sookiasian of Van Nuys, CA., and Susan D. Dalrymple 
of Van Nuys, CA. married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

September 10 at Scituate, Kevin J. Carrol of Hingham, and Hilary L. Taylor of Marshfield 
married by Alan Lehmann, Minister. 

September 1 1 at Kingston, Philip A. Rose of Cohasset, MA and Laurie A. Vasseur of 
Cohasset, MA married by George W. Cushman, Justice of the Peace 



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September 1 1 at Cohasset, George J. McCullough of Strutham, NH, and Ann F. Collier of 
Hull, MA married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

September 1 1 at Mashpee, Myles H. McTernan of Scituate, and Joan M. Pelletier of Scituate, 
married by Betty Ann Lehmann, Minister. 

September 1 7 at Cohasset, Arnold Reppucci of Cohasset, and Mary M. Deveney of Cohasset, 
married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

September 24 at Boston, Kim Edwards Ackley of Cohasset, and Lori Jan Catler of Cohasset, 
married by John F. Trischitta, Justice of the Peace. 

September 24 at Cohasset, Stephen Andrew Saleski of Charlestown and Lauren Elizabeth 
Alemian of Cohasset, married by John J. Keohane, Priest 

September 30 at Cohasset, Antonio D. Agcaoili of Charlestown, and Jane Elizabeth Antoine 
of Braintree, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

October 1 at Medford, Kevin A. Cooke o f Boston and Lori Ann Leclair of Cohasset, married 
by John F. Reardon, Priest 

October 1 at Cohasset, Stanley J. Manifase, Jr.,of Cohasset and Joan B. Andrus of Cohasset, 
married by Hiller B. Zobel, Justice of the Peace. 

October 8 at Cohasset, Mark Gregory Patrolia of Hingham, and Gayle Marie Callahan of 
Cohasset, married by Philip L. Anderson, Permanent Deacon. 

October 9 at Scituate, Mark Ward O'Flynn of N. Andover and Judith Ann Niven of Scituate, 
married by Charles E. Salamone, Priest 

October 9 at Cohasset Joseph A. Sestito of Scituate ^nd Lillian M. Carbone of Cohasset, 
married by John J. Keohane, Priest 

October 15 at Hingham, Jon Alan Harmon of Cohasset and Cynthia Ellen Kochan of 
Cohasset, married by Benjamin Z. Rudausky, Rabbi. 

October 1 5 in Cohasset, Michael J. Suckow of Pembroke, and Christine Delaney of Cohasset, 
married by Owen Angelani, Priest 

October 1 6 at Plymouth, David Carl Saucier of Cohasset, and Betty Ann Bertone of Cohasset, 
married by Andrew J. Collas, Justice of the Peace. 

October 20 at Brookline, John E. Moravec of Cohasset, and Eleanor L. Millan of Brookline, 
married by Leonard A. Copperrath, Priest 



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October 22 at Cohasset, Robert Carroll of Quincy , and Debra L. Fraser of Cohasset, married 
by Edward t. Atkinson, Minister. 

October 22 at Cohasset, Daniel R. Greiner of Cohasset, and Katharine M. Bursk of Cohasset, 
married by E. Clifford Cuder, Clergyman. 

October 23 in Cohasset, James Sinatra of Cohasset, and Karen M. Eisner of Cohasset, married 
by Diane C. Sullivan, Justice of the Peace. 

October 29 at Cohasset, John T. Bridgeman of Cohasset, and Julianne H. Blanchet of 
Cohasset, married by John J. Keohane, Priest 

October 29 at Cohasset, Robert M. Gronberg of Cohasset, and Karen Elizabeth Duvall of 
Cohasset, married by John J. Keohane, Priest 

November 5 at Hingham, David William Curry of Cohasset, and Barbara Allen Field of 
Cohasset, married by William B. Heuss, Priest 

November 12 at Cohasset, Paul McKeough of Cohasset, and Sarah-Ellen Atkinson of 
Cohasset, married by John P. Keams, Priest 

November 19 at Cohasset, Edward Kasses of Cohasset, and Janet R. Barnaby of Floral Pk. 
NY, married by Gary A. Ritts, UCC Minister. 

November 26 at Cohasset, Joseph L. Dolan of Cohasset, and Joyce E. Perkins of Hingham, 
married by Diane C. Sullivan, Justice of the Peace. 

December 21, at Cohasset, Josiah Stevenson, V. of Cohasset and Lisa Owen Marder of 
Cohasset, married by Diane C. Sullivan, Justice of the Peace. 

December 24 at Scituate, Peter D. Spinzola of Scituate, and Debra J. Lagos of Scituate, 
married by Alfred Lubin, Justice of the Peace. 

December 30, at Cohasset, John Breen of Scituate, and Dorothy E. Lewis of Weymouth, 
married by John G. Maheras, Priest 

Deaths for the Yearl988 



Date Name Years Months Days 

JANUARY 

2 David D. Cuddahy, Sr. 51 1 25 

6 Anges M. Thompson 94 6 10 



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FEBRUARY 




2 Elizabeth Smyth 


65 


10 Richard J. Walsh 


78 


16 Gertrude N.Olney 


81 


27 Conrad Ericsson 


76 


MARCH 




2 John E. Keefe 


73 


12 Ethel Haye Harvey 


80 


17 E. Lawrence Parker 


77 


19 Carolyn S. Kelly 


67 


23 Louise Michael McLaughlin 


70 


25 Ellen M. Curran 


90 


APRIL 




5 Andrew C. Paton 


78 


9 John J. Hayes, Jr. 


76 


24 John H. Brown 


30 


29 Robert Murray Oliver 


63 


29 Mary Madeline Freel 


75 


MAY 




9 Arnold Nobel Weeks 


92 


14 Emily M. Ward 


93 


23 Alivra B. Beal 


90 


24 Arthur E. Downs 


86 


27 Frank Charles DeSantis, Sr. 


85 


28 Marion V. Knox 


78 


JUNE 




14 Ruth A. Wiggins 


71 


17 Richard Leo Fallon 


55 


23 James Michael Hurley 


72 


26 Marion Louise Murray 


85 


28 Norine Brunner 


84 


28 Charles S. Ross 


47 


28 Albert Leo Andrews, Sr. 


90 


30 ThelmaJ.Walsh 


55 


JULY 




5 Evelyn B. Johnson 


88 


13 Margaret Dillon 


54 


14 Frances Greene 


88 


21 Peter A. King 


57 



3 
11 

1 
9 



3 
11 
8 
3 
5 
6 




11 

8 
9 

1 



184 



AUGUST 

3 Martha M. Pomper 93 

4 William R. Figueiredo 60 
19 Gregory T. Sullivan 52 
27 Robert V. Jackson 65 



87 
59 
89 
90 
86 
71 
74 



SEPTEMBER 

3 Flora Pellegrino 

4 Arthur Ernest Bjorklund 

5 Helen T. French 
11 George Alpert 
14 Leone C. Myers 

19 Alan Norman Anderson 
27 Louise N. Nason 


OCTOBER 

6 Emily Connell 
9 Mary A. King 


NOVEMBER 

6 Margaret Coleman 
10 Robert G. Appleyard 

27 Joseph Meallo 

28 Arthur L.Dittrick 


DECEMBER 

7 Alice F. Swanson 
14 Vasiliki Bessie Chrones 
22 Elizabeth Martell Smith 
25 Philip E. Bolster 
30 Doris Isabelle Bailey 

1 Arthur Levi Lehr 

T\V AT 


VKdAI 

1986 
JULY 

12 Nadine S. Polito 


1987 
OCTOBER 

8 Thomas L. O'Keefe 
26 Loretta H. Rosson 



95 
82 



76 
65 
60 
70 



92 
95 
84 
61 
86 
92 



DEATHS NOT BEFORE RECORDED 



8 


27 


1 


28 


4 


5 


7 


27 


11 


6 





21 


9 





6 


13 


1 





6 


30 





4 


9 


22 


1 


8 





5 


9 


25 


10 


29 


1 


26 


2 


14 


7 


20 


6 


16 


11 


13 


7 


5 


4 


17 



65 5 20 



83 8 

88 5 1 

DECEMBER 

7 Shirley F. Prendergast 61 2 6 

11 Constance Massa 44 7 9 

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Board of Registrars 

Advertised meetings for the registration of voters were held before each of the 
following: 

Presidential Primary, March 8, 1988 
Town Meeting, April 2,1988 
Town Election, April 9, 1988 
Special Town Meeting, May 2, 1988 
Special Town Election, May 14,1988 
State Primary, September 15,1988 
State Election, November 8, 1988 
Special Town Meeting, December 5, 1988 

Notices of these meetings are posted in the Post Office and nine other specified places 
around town and Town Hall. 

The annual listing of person seventeen years of age and older as per General Law 
Chapter 5 1 , Section 4 was conducted by mail. Any resident not contacted during the months 
of January and February should inform the Town Clerk's office. 

Continuous Registration of Voters, Chapter 51, Section 33 General Laws - any person 
shall be registered during regular business hours and special hours designated, except during 
such time that registration is not permitted by law. 

To register to vote, aperson must beeighteen years of age orolder and born in the United 
States or be a naturalized citizen. There is no residency requirement 

Registered voters in the Town of Cohasset on December 31, 1988 were 



rats 1246 


icans 1190 


)lled 2786 



Total Registered Voters 5,222 

Respectfully submitted, 

Board of Registrars 
Robert S. Pape, Chairman 
Frances L. Marks, Clerk 
Alice G. Daunt 
George L. MarletteJII 

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Bylaw Committee 

The year 1988 was a very busy one for the Bylaw Committee. The General Bylaws for 
the town of Cohasset went before the Annual Town Meeting held on April 2, 1988 and were 
approved by a unanimous vote. 

The Town Clerk sent the approved Bylaws to the Attorney general and they were 
returned approved and became effective on June 10, 1988. 

The Town Clerk's office has entered the Bylaws in the word processor and copies will 
be available for a fee to be determined by the Board of Selectmen. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Cornelia L. O'Malley, Chairman 

Mary E. Gainor 

Roger Nast 

Richard A. Henderson, Town Counsel 

Frances L. Marks, Town Clerk 



Town Archivist For Annual Town Report 



Construction of the Town Hall Addition during 1988 included installation of new 
controlled-environment vaults for the on-site storage and preservation of Cohasset' s perma- 
nent public records as required by the Public Records Laws of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. The reinforced concrete vaults within the new building provide the town, for 
the first time, with a municipal records storage facility acceptable to the Records Manage- 
ment Section of the State Archives. 

The Town Archivist has begun work to gather existing public records from the older 
part of the Town Hall and to organize them in the new vault facility. Additionally, the non- 
conforming temporary vault at the High School will be vacated and its contents transferred 
to Town Hall vaults. For the past decade that temporary facility has held Cohasset' s oldest 
and most historical records, many dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. These will be 
incorporated in the new Town Hall facility. 

Where found necessary record books of the various town offices and departments are 
being placed in new binders for organized storage within the new vaults, and will be shelved 
in accordance with accepted archival standards. Permanent public records improperly stored 
will be placed in the town's vaults in conformity with state requirements. Continued future 



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efforts will be required to insure that Cohasset's permanent public records remain properly 
stored, organized and preserved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

David H. Wadsworth, Town Archivist 

Committee To Survey 

The Structure And Function Of 

Town Government 

The purpose of this Committee is to survey the structure and functions of Cohasset town 
government, its officers, departments and boards, and from time to time report its findings 
and recommendations, if any, to Town Meeting. The Committee held meetings on a regular 
basis during this past year. We have had meetings and discussions with members of various 
committees, boards, town officials and interested citizens. 

At the Committee's recommendation, the Board of Selectmen requested a municipal 
financial management services review provided by the Division of Local Services of the 
Massachusetts Department of Revenue. This review, at no cost to the town, should help with 
medium and long-range fiscal planning. It is currently underway. 

The Committee submitted an application for an Incentive Aid Program grant to the 
Executive Office of Communities and Development for monies to conduct a study to evaluate 
and recommend management changes in the present government structure to improve 
communication, coordination and efficiency in the administration of town government. The 
Commonwealth's fiscal crisis precluded the awarding of this grant. 

At the request of several committees and boards the Committee investigated the 
possibility of establishing a full-time position of Town Engineer, and concluded that many 
factors make such an action inappropriate at this time. 

During 1988 Committee members Richard Horn, Chartis Langmaid, John O'Donnell, 
Herbert Williams and John Whoriskey were succeeded by Patricia Facey, Roy Fitzsimmons 
and James Whelan. While all previous members made significant contributions to the 
Committee, Chartis Langmaid, with six years service, many as Secretary to the Committee, 
and John O'Donnell, with two years as Chairman of the Committee deserve particular 
recognition. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jean Cotton, Chairman 
Wilson Pile, Secretary 
Patricia Facey 
F. Roy Fitzsimmons 
James Whelan 

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Sealer of Weights and Measures 

One hundred and forty-four units were tested and found to be correct They were sealed 
and five hundred seventeen ($517) dollars was turned over to the Treasurer. 

Lot E.Bates, Jr. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 



Cable Television Council 



The CableTelevision Council is appointed by the Selectmen and meets periodically to 
assure that Continental Cablevision complies with the requirements of its contract with the 
Town of Cohasset. We also encourage community members to make full use of "public 
access" to cable television in Cohasset 

This year, again, has been relatively free of mechanical failures or other technical or 
billing difficulties for subscribers. All complaints made to the company apparently have been 
satisfactorily resolved. 

Another rate hike this year displeased the council. However, as federal deregulation has 
freed the company to raise rates without municipal approval, all we could do was voice our 
disapproval. Ultimately, it is the Cohasset resident who must "regulate" the company by 
dropping the service when rates become unreasonable. 

The studio and business offices of Scituate and Cohasset were merged into one facility 
in North Scituate in April of 1988. A new Cohasset Program Director, Bob Belliveau, was 
hired by Continental to support Cohasset' s community television activities. The company 
also added to its commitment to Cohasset by increasing the hours of the Program Director 
from half to two-thirds time, exceeding contract requirements. The new arrangement in North 
Scituate provides Cohasset residents with more hours of studio time with assistance from 
company personnel and gives access to more and better equipment than did the Cohasset 
studio arrangement 

Community television production, at a low ebb in 1987, has increased this year. The 
show Cohasset Talks, Pierson to Person has become an effective medium for the airing of 
major town issues, as well as a showcase for interesting town residents. With this show, which 
has included appearances of the Selectmen and the School Committee, and local sports and 
programs from the Cohasset schools, as well as live coverage of the Town Meetings, cable 
television is, at last, beginning to meet its potential as an integral part of the public life of our 
town. 



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Harbor Committee 

During 1988, the Harbor Committee continued to investigate and make recommenda- 
tions to increase safe utilization of the harbor for all interests and provide for fair and effective 
administration. Several of the significant items were: 

A new dock was purchased and installed at Lawrence Wharf prior to the summer 
season. It replaces one damaged beyond repair and provides more dinghy tie-up space. The 
other town docks will be inspected and repairs or replacement will be recommended as the 
budget will allow. 

A new policy was instituted requiring mooring holders to provide proof of boat 
ownership to the town as a condition of obtaining their mooring stickers. This provides the 
Harbormaster with better control. 

The Harbor Bylaws were reviewed and a revision incorporating the Harbor Regulations 
has been drafted and submitted for the 1989 Town Meeting. It was reviewed by the Town 
Bylaw Committee and Town Counsel and will be on the Warrant for your consideration and 
vote in April. 

We met with members of the commercial fishing fleet in May to listen to their 
suggestions for the future of the Harbor. The meeting was well attended and many positive 
ideas were proposed for our consideration. 

In May, we met with the Oaks Realty Trust, the owners of 'The Oaks", the former Cox 
Estate, as they wanted to gather ideas on utilization of the property for waterfront uses. Their 
idea of a marina to be sold as "docominiums" was not well received by the committee. 
Subsequently, they proposed to build a 109 slip marina. 

In October, another meeting was held with the owners of The Oaks at the committee's 
request to review the owner's plans for the marina and the possibility of reducing the number 
of slips to be built. We saw that there would be a severe negative impact on the Harbor. 

In November, the committee sent to the Board of Selectmen a unanimous recommen- 
dation with ten reasons, to reject the Oaks Realty Trust 109 slip marina proposal. The, 
Selectmen voted unanimously to accept our recommendation, and subsequently sent letters 
to state and federal offices and officials that could help to reject the marina project proposed 
by the Oaks Realty Trust. 

At the December Special Town Meeting, the committee proposed an amendment to the 
Town Zoning Bylaw defining "private docks" and "marina". The amendment was unani- 
mously approved by the Town meeting. 



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Our new Harbormaster, Irving Gadow came aboard on November 1st He brings with 
him 30 years of experience in the U.S . Coast Guard and we look forward to working with him . 

Respectfully submitted, 

Fritz Pfaffmann, Chairman 
Irving Gadow, Harbormaster 
Mary Muncy, Vice Chairman 
Peter Wood, Secretary 
Lorren Gibbons 
Jack Silvia, Jr. 
Paul Carlson 



Harbormaster 



On 1 November 1988, 1 was appointed to the position of Harbormaster and would like 
to take this opportunity to thank the various town departments for the help and support that 
they have given me. Special thanks to Dave Marks and Cliff Dixon for their assistance in 
pulling the floats for the winter. 

It is my intention to continue to enforce the policies and harbor bylaws that have been 
established by previous harbormasters to ensure that Cohasset Harbor is safe and navigable. 
A training program will be implemented to ensure that summer employees will be qualified 
and the harbor will be patrolled at all times during the boating season. 

Realizing that space is a problem and the waiting list for moorings continues to grow, 
I will make every effort to find a solution to this problem, as well as a solution to the problem 
caused by boats mooring in the channel. Moorings and tackle will be inspected, as has been 
done in the past, to further ensure the safety of Cohasset Harbor. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Irving Gadow 
Harbormaster 



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FINANCIAL REPORTS 



Town Accountant 



To the Board of Selectmen and Citizens of Cohasset: 

Submitted herewith is my annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1988. 

This report includes the following: 

GENERAL FUND 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 

4. State and County Assessments 

5. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance Actual vs. 
Budget 

SPECIAL REVENUE FUND 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance Special 
Revenue Funds 

3 . S tatement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance Highway 
Improvements 

WATER FUND 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. S tatement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Retained Earnings 

3 . Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 

CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

3 . Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 



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DEFERRED REVENUE 

1. Balance Sheet 

2. Statement of Changes in Fund Balance 

TRUST FUNDS 

Combined Statement of Changes in Fund Balance 

GENERAL LONG-TERM GROUP OF ACCOUNTS 

Statement of General Long-Term Debt 
Statement of Water Fund Long-Term Debt 

Funds for the following unpaid bills for fiscal year 1988 were appropriated at the 
Special Town Meeting, December 5, 1988: 

Akos Beszterczey, M.D. $ 190.00 

South Shore Cardicgraphic, P.C. 204.00 

South Shore Hospital 4,460.79 

Warner & Stackpole 12,147.18 

Roche, Caiens & DeGiacomo 1 ,795 .55 

Raymond Kaspercwicz, C.PA. 805.00 

Francis Fox Spinks Assoc. 1 ,240.94 

M. Gratta Construction 15,247.10 

AAA Police Supply 41 .89 

R. B. Allen Co., Inc. 539.94 

$40,794.18 



Respectfully submitted, 

Mary J. Matthews 
Town Accountant 



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Schedule GF-2 



Town of Cohasset 
General Fund 

Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 
For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1988 



Property Taxes: (Net of Provision 




for Abatements $105,976.25) 




Real Estate 


$7,242,198.54 


Property Taxes 


79,804.98 


Tax Liens Redeemed 


7.654.35 $7,329,657.87 


Fines: 




District Court 


14,867.50 


Parking Fines 


14,669.03 29,536.53 


Licenses and permits: 




Selectmen: 




Alcoholic beverages 


12,280.00 


Facilities permits 


20,904.00 


All other 


6,028.00 


Town Clerk-Gasoline storage 


475.00 


Police-License and permits 


802.00 


Building Department: 




Gas 


2,185.00 


Plumbing 


6,986.00 


Building permits 


69,650.00 


Certificates of inspection 


1,410.00 


Wire Department-Permits 


5,422.00 


Harbor Department 


28,916.00 155,058.00 


Grants from State: 




Schools: 




Chapter 70 Aid 


603,619.00 


School Related Transportation Ch 71 A 


79,037.00 


Construction of School Projects-Ch 645 


45,581.66 


Highways: 




Highway Fund 


9,468.00 


Hiway & Transit Fringe MBTA 




Communities 


28,869.00 


Lottery, Beano, Charity Games 


99,634.00 


Add't Asst. General Fund Approp. to 




Local Aid Fund 


652,170.00 


Veterans* Benefits 


5,495.31 



Reimbursement for loss of taxes: 



198 



Veterans, Blind and elderly 
Additional Aid to Public Libraries 
Tuition State Wards 

Total General Revenue 



19,086.63 

2,108.00 

11,996.00 



1,557,064.60 



$9,071,317.00 



Commercial Revenue: 
Special Assessments-Sewer: 



Fiscal 1988 


1,572.51 






Prior Years 


23.75 






Paid in Advance 


902.77 






Sewer Liens 


2,417.22 


4,916.25 




Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes: 








1985 and prior 


4,435.95 






1986 (net of refunds 774.02) 


8,424.67 






1987 (net of refunds 4,533.40) 


172,057.67 






1988 (net of refunds 1,497.31) 


315,398.91 


500,317.20 




Vessel Excise Taxes (net of refunds 147.79) 




6,341.14 




Total Commercial Revenue 






511,574.59 


Departmental Revenue: 








Planning Board* 








Topographical Maps 


322.50 






Filing Fees 


5,476.50 






Engineering Fees 


26,924.63 






Miscellaneous 


532.75 


33,256.38 




Zoning Board of Appeals-Fees & Misc. 




3,736.82 




Conservation Commission-Filing Fees 




1,026.40 




Selectmen-Miscellaneous 




1,789.87 




Treasurer-Collector: 








Fees for Services 


15,478.10 






Miscellaneous 


168.88 


15,646.98 




Town Clerk: 








Fees for Services 


362.25 






Miscellaneous 


4,708.20 


5,070.45 




Police: 








Miscellaneous 


867.35 






Surcharge for Off -Duty Details 


7,363.30 


8,230.65 




Fire: 








Ambulance Services 


11,229.07 






Inspections and Miscellaneous 


3,642.98 


14,872.05 





199 



Building Inspector-Miscellaneous 

Sealer of Weights and Measures-Fees 

Dog Officer-Fees 

Board of Health: 

Disposal Area Fees 23,568.50 

Dumping Fees from Private Landfill 52,209.05 

Recycling Income 73.60 

All other 16,182.10 



316.98 
501.10 
115.00 



92,033.25 



Sewer Use Charges 




16,142.27 


Harbor- Application Fees and Misc. 




276.38 


Schools-Miscellaneous 




2,658.81 


Library Fines and Forfeits 




7,311.42 


Recreation Program Fees 




12,959.00 


Cemeteries-Burials 




5,800.00 


Total Department Revenues 




221,743.81 


Unclassified Revenue: 






Rents 


10,441.50 




Use of Town Hall 


585.00 




Disaster Relief from State 


2,188.00 




School-Sabbatical Repayment 


2,114.00 




Property Damage Reimbursements 


591.00 




Sale of Mooring Barge 


250.00 




Miscellaneous Receipts 


1,433.60 


17,603.10 


Interest: 






Deposits and Investments 


119,260.06 




Sewer Assessments 


488.89 




Property Taxes 


37,759.51 




Motor Vehicle Excise 


4,327.64 


161,836.10 179,439.20 


Total Revenues 




9,984,074.60 


Less: 






Current Year Expenditures 






(schedule GF-3) 


10,169,276.25 




Prior Year's Expenditures 






(schedule GF-3) 


145,756.98 


10,315,033.23 



Encumbrances & Continued 
Appropriations 
(schedule GF-3) 

Excess of Expenditures over Revenues 



342,971.13 10,658,004.36 



Other Financing Sources: 
Transfers from Trust Funds 



44354.85 



200 



Transfers from Special Revenue 26,673.32 

Transfers from Stabilization Fund 125,000.00 

Transfer from Waterways Improvement Fund 6,500.00 

Premium on Bond Antic. Notes 1,175.00 

Insurance Reimbursements 12,079.57 



Total Other Financing Sources 2 1 5,782.74 

Other Financing Uses: 

State and County Assessments (schedule GF-4) 317,185.05 

Expenditures from Trust Funds 36,722.85 

Transfer to Capital Projects Fund 38,000.00 

Total Other Financing Uses (391,907.90) 

Excess of Expend. & Other Uses over Revenues & Other Sources (850,054.92) 

Unreserved Fund Balance July 1, 1987 669,514.43 

Add: Prior Year Encumbrances closed 208,246.86 

Approp. from unreserved fund 

balance in Fiscal 1988 370,449.65 

Reserve for Fiscal 1987 underestimate 
of State & County Assessments 18,916.00 

Overestimates of Fiscal 1988 State 
& County Assessments 4,084.95 

Approp. from Extraordinary & 

Unforeseen Fund B alance 23 ,743 .56 

Reserve for Appropriation Deficits 39,5 14.50 

Reserve for Overlay Deficit 698.73 665,654.25 

Less: Transfer to Waterways Improvement Fund 
Fiscal 1987 Vessel Excise Receipts 
not transferred in 1987 6,347.43 

Transfer to State & Federal Grant 
1987 General Fund Council on 
Aging expenditures closed to State & 
Federal Grant Fund Balance in error 1 ,040.00 

Fund Balance reserved for 
Appropriations 125,000.00 (132,387.43) 1,202,781.25 

Unreserved Fund Balance June 30, 1988 $352,726.33 



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REPORT OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 



FISCAL 88 CLOSE OUT LEDGER - GENERAL FUND Schedule GF-3 




Approp. < 


Carry Forward Expend. 


Trans. 


Closed to 


Account Name 


Amount 


to New Year 


Amount 


Amount 


Revenue 


Dept. No. 3 Selectmen 












Elected Officials 


5,500.00 




5,500.00 






Clerical Salaries 


36,292.54 




37,797.90 


1,505.36 




Send #101 Pers. Services 


41,792.54 




43,297.90 


1,505.36 




R & M Office Equipment 


1,200.00 




464.50 




735.50 


Advertising 


1,000.00 




1,156.89 




(156.89 


Telephone 


1,500.00 




1,848.27 




(348.27) 


Contract Services 


2,500.00 




2,126.32 




373.68 


Office Supplies Exp. 


1,000.00 


702.28 


638.39 




(340.67) 


Postage 


600.00 




564.29 




35.71 


Printing & Stationery 


225.00 




230.10 




(5.10) 


Travel & Meetings 


1,900.00 




2,222.61 




(322.61) 


Dues 


1,000.00 




1,095.00 




(95.00) 


Subscriptions 


475.00 




351.35 




123.65 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


11,400.00 


702.28 


10,697.72 






Office Furniture & Equip. 


5,800.00 




5,800.00 






Schd #103 Capital Outlay 


5,800.00 




5,800.00 






Photocopy Supplies 


1,600.00 




2,055.79 


455.79 




Postage Meter Rental 


400.00 




387.00 




13.00 


Schd #108 Equipt. Rental 


2,000.00 




2,442.79 


455.79 


13.00 


Other Professional Services 


10,000.00 




6,231.10 




3,768.90 


Schd. #116 Collect Bargaining 


10,000.00 




6,231.10 




3,786.90 


Printing & Stationery 


2,800.00 




2,800.00 






Schd #140 Approp. Forward 


2,800.00 




2,800.00 






Advertising 








35.00 


35.00 


Schd #146 Unpaid Bills-Prev. Yr 








35.00 


35.00 


Feasibility Study 












"Little Harbor" 


7,774.95 


1,607.32 


6,167.63 






Schd #198 Art. 7 4/5/86 


7,774.95 


1,607.32 


6,167.63 






Prof Fees for Transfer Station 




25,120.00 


22,880.00 


48,000.00 




Schd #884 9TM 10/26/87 




25,120.00 


22,880.00 


48,000.00 




Dept No. 3 Selectmen 


81,567.49 


27,429.60 


100,317.14 


49,996.15 


3,816.90 



Dept.No. 4 Executive Secretary 



202 



Department Head 


39.453.63 


38,930.50 




523.13 


Schd#101 Pers. Services 


39,453.63 


38.930.50 




523.13 


Travel & Meetings 


615.00 


1,004.92 




(389.92) 


Mileage Allowance 


300.00 


10.08 




289.92 


Dues 


100.00 






100.00 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


1,015.00 


1,015.00 






Dept. No. 4 Executive 










Secretary 


40,468.63 


39,945.50 




523.13 


Dept. No. 5 Parking Clerk 










Data Processing Services 


1,500.00 


1,950.07 


450.07 




Schd #102 General Expenses 


1,500.00 


1,950.07 


450.07 




Dept. No. 5 Parking Clerk 


1,500.00 


1,950.07 


450.07 




Dept. No. 9 Moderator 










Elected Official 


125.00 


125.00 






Schd #101 Pers. Services 


125.00 


125.00 






Dept. No. 9 Moderator 


125.00 


125.00 






Dept. No. 1 1 Advisory Committee 










Clerical Salaries 


100.00 






100.00 


Schd. #101 Pers. Services 


100.00 






100.00 


Office Supplies Expense 


60.00 






60.00 


Postage 


30.00 


25.00 




5.00 


Travel & Meetings 


130.00 


140.00 




(10.00) 


Dues 


90.00 


105.00 




(15.00) 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


310.00 


270.00 




40.00 


Dept. No. 1 1 Advisory Committee 


410.00 


270.00 




140.00 


Dept No. 13 ReserveFund 










Transfers 


119,000.00 


(119,000.00) 




Schd #138 Reserve Fund 


119,000.00 


(119,000.00) 




Dept. No 13 Reserve Fund 


119,000.00 


(119,000.00) 




Dept. No. 15 Elect. & Town Meet. 










Salaries-Part time 


1,307.00 


1,307.00 






Clerical Salaries 


7,273.12 


6,460.63 




812.49 


Temporary Employees 


5,378.00 


7,561.49 


3,046.13 


862.64 


Schd #101 Pers. Services 


13,958.12 


15,329.12 


3,046.13 


1,675.13 


R & M Office Equipment 


90,00 






90.00 


Voting Machine Services 


2,300.00 


3,117.35 


1.100.00 


282.65 


Telephone 


420.00 


389.69 




30.31 


Office Supplies Expense 


700.00 


747.11 


200.00 


152.89 


Postage 


1,075.00 


947.21 




127.79 


Printing & Stationery 


1,200.00 


1,501.63 




(301.63) 



203 



Posting Notices 


180.00 


195.00 




(15.00) 


Transporting Election Materials 


10.00 


30.00 




(20.00) 


Travel & Meetings 


25.00 


25.00 






Dues 


20.00 


35.00 




(15.00) 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


6,020.00 


6,987.99 


1,300.00 


332.01 


Office Furniture & Equipment 


165.00 


151.87 




13.13 


Schd #103 Capital Outlay 


165.00 


151.87 




13.13 


Postage 


450.00 


960.00 


510.00 




Printing & Stationery 


2,000.00 


5,593.20 


3,593.20 




Schd #150 Town Meeting 










Warrant 


2,450.00 


6,553.20 


4,103.20 




Dept. No. 15 Elect & 










Town Meet 


22,593.12 


29,022.18 


8,449.33 


2,020.27 


Dept No. 19 Town Reports 










Advertising 


75.00 


35.96 




39.04 


Book Binding 


100.00 






100.00 


Printing & Stationery 


6,000.00 


5,779.20 




220.80 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


6,175.00 


5,815.16 




359.84 


Book Binding 


175.00 


130.00 




45.00 


Schd #140 Approp. Forward 


175.00 


130.00 




45.00 


Dept No. 19 Town Reports 


6,350.00 


5,945.16 




404.84 


Dept. No. 25 Town Accountant 










Department Head 


31,463.65 


27,322.86 




4,140.79 


Clerical Salaries 


25,045.00 


23,751.03 




1,293.97 


Clerical-Addtl. Hours 


921.00 


148.26 




772.74 


Schd #101 Pers. Services 


57,429.65 


51,222.15 




6,207.50 


In-Service Training 


225.00 


225.00 






R& M Office Equipment 


160.00 


52.00 




108.00 


Telephone 


1,164.00 


950.01 




213.99 


Office Supplies Expense 


800.00 


925.18 




(125.18) 


Postage 


50.00 


49.90 




.10 


Travel & Meetings 


1,000.00 


1,173.90 




(173.90) 


Dues 


110.00 


120.00 




(10.00) 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


3,509.00 


3,495.99 




13.01 


Office Furniture & Equipment 


150.00 


99.82 




50.18 


Schd. #103 Capital Outlay 


150.00 


99.82 




50.18 


Computer Maintenance 


17,307.00 


17,806.63 




(499.63) 


Telephone 


350.00 


258.60 




91.40 


Computer Supplies 


750.00 


397.00 




353.00 


Computer Paper/Forms 


1,224.00 


1,668.77 


500.00 


55.23 



204 



Schd #109 Central Computer 



19,631.00 



Computer Printer 


6,000.00 


Schd #880 ATM Article 


6,000.00 


Software Enhancements 


2,500.00 


Schd #881 FY88 Spec. Art 


2,500.00 


Wage Adjustment AccL 


6,284.85 


Schd 882 ATM Spec. Art 


6,284.85 


Dept. No. 25 Town Accountant 


95,504.50 


Dept. No. 29 Assessors 




Elected Officials 


3,700.00 


Clerical Salaries 


31,048.64 


Longevity 


400.00 


Schd #101 Pers. Services 


35,148.64 


In-Service Training 


300.00 


R & M Office Equipment 


85.00 


Professional Assessor 


10,650.15 


Maintenance of Maps 


8,735.00 


Telephone 


450.00 


Office Supplies Expense 


750.00 


Postage 


500.00 


Printing & Stationery 


1,000.00 


Posting Notices 


30.00 


Property Transfers 


175.00 


Travel & Meetings 


300.00 


Dues 


135.00 


Subscriptions 


192.00 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


23,302.15 


Dept. No. 29 Assessors 


58,450.79 


Dept. No.35 Treas/Collector 




Elected Official 


28,764.00 


Clerical Salaries 


39,948.44 


Clerical Addtl Hours 


300.00 


Longevity 


200.00 


Schd #101 Pers. Services 


69,212.44 


In-Service Training 


575.00 


R & M Office Equipment 


375.00 


Advertising 




Telephone 


1,200.00 


Office Supplies Expense 


770.00 


Postage 


4,300.00 


Printing & Stationery 


300.00 



20,131.00 


500.00 




6,000.00 






6,000.00 






3,100.00 


1,095.00 


495.00 


3,100.00 


1,095.00 


495.00 




(3,505.36) 


2,779.49 




(3,505.36) 


2,779.49 


84,048.96 


(1,910.36) 


9,545.18 


3,700.00 






29,009.68 




2,038.96 


400.00 






33,109.68 




2,038.96 

300.00 
85.00 


11,260.00 




(609.85) 


9,920.00 


1,185.00 




360.64 




89.36 


996.05 




(246.05) 


460.87 




39.13 


294.63 




705.37 
30.00 


150.92 




24.08 


487.80 




(187.80) 
135.00 


202.35 




(10.35) 


24.133.26 


1,185.00 


353.89 


57,242.94 


1,185.00 


2,392.85 


28,764.00 






41,700.18 


2.000.00 


248.26 


500.00 


200.00 




200.00 






71,164.18 


2,200.00 


248.26 


336.10 




218.90 


582.00 


198.00 


(9.00) 


151.27 


151.27 




1,085.65 




11435 


1.086.81 




(316.81) 


4,788.17 


300.00 


(181 


317.60 




(17.60) 



205 



Computer Supplies 


2,215.00 


1,980.14 


234.86 


Note Certificates 


275.00 


435.00 


(160.00) 


Tax Liens 


300.00 


196.50 


103.50 


Travel & Meetings 


555.00 


486.12 


68.88 


Dues 


130.00 


195.00 


(65.00) 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


10,995.00 


11,640.36 


649.27 3.91 


Office Furniture & Equipment 


390.00 


376.30 


13.70 


Schd #103 Capital Outlay 


390.00 


376.30 


13.70 


Tax Title Costs 


2,800.00 


2,800.00 




Tax Foreclosures Expense 


3,570.00 


3,570.00 




Schd #140 Approp. Forward 


6,370.00 


6,370.00 




Tax Title Costs 


7,500.00 


2,250.00 


5,250.00 


Tax Foreclosure Expense 


10,500.00 


3,419.18 


7,080.82 


Schd #199 MGLCH60 








SEC 508 


18,000.00 


5,669.18 


12,330.82 


Contract Services 


4,862.00 


4,511.16 


350.84 


Schd #200 Banking Services 


4,862.00 


4,511.16 


350.84 


Dept. No. 35 Treas./Collector 


109,829.44 


99,731.18 


2,849.27 12,947.53 


Dept. No. 39 Town Clerk 








Elected Official 


24,700.00 


24,700.00 




Clerical Salaries 


16,397.99 


16,230.07 


167.92 


Longevity 


100.00 


100.00 




Schd #101 Pers. Services 


41,197.99 


41,030.07 


167.92 


R & M Office Equip. 


130.00 


135.00 


(5.00) 


Telephone 


420.00 


389.72 


30.28 


Book Binding 


100.00 




100.00 


Office Supplies Expense 


300.00 


468.97 


(168.97) 


Postage 


250.00 


204.19 


45.81 


Printing & Stationery 


125.00 


59.40 


65.60 


Travel & Meetings 


75.00 


25.00 


50.00 


Dues 


70.00 


90.00 


(20.00) 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


1,470.00 


1,372.28 


97.72 


Office Furniture & Equipment 


250.00 


250.00 




Schd #103 Capital Outlay 


250.00 


250.00 




Dept. No. 39 Town Clerk 


42,917.99 


42,652.35 


265.64 


Dept. No. 45 Law 








Legal Services 


12,000.00 


4,004.72 


7,995.28 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


12,000.00 


4,004.72 


7,995.28 



Legal Services 



75,000.00 



75,000.00 



206 



Schd #128 Town Counsel 75,000.00 

Legal Services 

Schd #146 Unpaid Bills Prev. Yr. 

Legal Fees/Spec. Environment 50,000.00 

Schd #880 ATM Article 50,000.00 
Dept. No. 45 Law 137,000.00 

Dept. No. 47 Personnel Committee 

Telephone 20.00 

Office Supplies Expense 80.00 

Postage 50.00 

Dues 70.00 

Schd #102 General Expenses 220.00 

Dept. No. 47 Personnel Committee 220.00 



Dept. No. 61 Zoning Board 




Clerical Salaries 


2,168.90 


Clerical Addtl Hours 




Schd #101 Pers. Services 


2,168.90 


Advertising 


2,200.00 


Office Supplies Expense 


200.00 


Postage 


250.00 


Dues 


30.00 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


2,680.00 


Dept. No. <61 Zoning Board 


4,848.90 


Dept. No. 63 Planning Board 




Clerical Salaries 


8,332.00 


Schd #101 Pers Services 


8,332.00 


Advertising 


500.00 


Other Professional Services 


800.00 


Telephone 


600.00 


Office Supplies Expense 


200.00 


Postage 


150.00 


Printing & Stationery 


800.00 


Dues 


60.00 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


3,110.00 


Office Furniture & Equipment 


250.00 


Schd #103 Capital Outlay 


250.00 


Engineering Services 


20,000.00 


Schd #110 Engineering 




Services 


20,000.00 


Dept. No. 63 Planning Board 


31,692.00 



75,000.00 






38,082.19 


38.082.19 




38,082.19 


38,082.19 




50,000.00 






50,000.00 






67,086.91 


38,082.19 


7.995.28 
20.00 


65.99 




14.01 


47.78 




2.22 


50.00 




20.00 


163.77 




56.23 


163.77 




56.23 


1,682.35 




486.55 


132.83 




(132.83) 


1,815.18 




353.72 


1,828.56 




371.44 


183.48 




16.52 


300.00 




(50.00) 


30.00 






2,342.04 




337.96 


4,157.22 




691.68 


8,359.75 


30.00 


2.25 


8,359.75 


30.00 


2.25 


988.32 


616.12 


127.80 


827.00 




(27.00) 


445.62 




154.38 


420.93 




(220.93) 


237.41 


103.61 


16.20 


798.33 




1.67 


60.00 






3,777.61 


719.73 


52.12 


250.00 






250.00 






21,495.58 


1.495.58 




21.495.58 


1,495.58 




33.882.94 


2.245.31 


5437 



207 



Dept. No. 65 Town Hall 



Custodial Services 


18,112.48 




18,112.48 




Temporary Employees 


300.00 




300.00 




Schd #101 Pers. Services 


18,412.48 




18,412.48 




Electricity 


5,000.00 




4,884.34 


115.66 


Fuel 


4,000.00 




2,917.77 


1,082.23 


Rent/Serv. Water Cooler 


480.00 




622.00 


(142.00) 


Building Maintenance 


1,500.00 




2,918.15 


(1,418.15) 


Custodial Supplies 


850.00 




391.58 


458.42 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


11,830.00 




11,733.84 


96.16 


Building Maintenance 


3,140.00 


3,140.00 






Schd #140 Approp. Forward 


3,140.00 


3,140.00 







Handicap Access Ramp 
Schd #179 FY87-STM 6/23/86 



4,500.00 4.500.00 
4,500.00 4.500.00 



Improv/Equip Town Hall 
Schd #180 STM 6/23/86 FY87 


14,920.46 
14,920.46 


4.406.35 
4.406.35 


10,514.11 
10,514.11 






Improv/Equip Town Hall 
Schd #885 STM 5/2/88 
Dept. No. 65 Town Hall 


52,802.94 


4,000.00 

4,000.00 

16,046.35 


40,660.43 


4,000.00 
4,000.00 
4,000.00 


96.16 


Dept. No. 66 Town Buildings 

Electricity 

Fuel 

Water Service 

Building Maintenance 

Schd #102 General Expenses 


600.00 

800.00 

1,175.00 

1.000.00 

3.575.00 




474.28 
788.85 

1,168.56 
926.89 

3,358.58 


570.00 
570.00 


125.72 

11.15 

6.44 

643.11 

786.42 


Interior Renovations Bates 

Building 

Schd #173 Art 15 6/18/84 


379.47 
379.47 




49.98 
49.98 




329.49 
329.49 


Plans & Specs-Town Hall 

Addition 

Schd #184 Art. 13 4/6/85 


1,958.61 
1,958.61 




1,958.61 
1,958.61 






Survey Independence Building 
Schd #801 Surveys 




v 


965.00 
965.00 


965.00 
965.00 




Roof Repair 

Schd #885 STM 5/2/88 

Dept. No. 66 Town Buildings 


5,913.08 


3,200.00 
3,200.00 
3,200.00 


6,332.17 


3,200.00 
3,200.00 
4,735.00 


1,115.91 



Dept. No. 71 Pensions 



208 



Pensions costs 

Schd #118 Norfolk Cty 

Ret Sys 

Non-Contr Pensions 

Schd#119Non-contrib 

Pensions 

Pensions Costs 

Schd #120 Spec Retirement 

Fund 

Dept. No. 71 Pensions 

Dept. No. 76 Insurance 

Workers Comp 

Insurance Deductible 

General Liability 

Fire 

Boilers 

Watercraft 

Crime Bond- All Employees 

Surety 

Motor Vehicles 

Call Firemen Disability Etc. 

Public Officials & Employ. Liab 

Police Professional Liability 

Police & Fire Accident 

Schd #102 General Expenses 

Life Insurance 
Health Insurance 
MedicareAown Share 
Schd #123 Group Insurance 
Dept. No. 76 Insurance 

Dept. No. 91 Unclassified 

Gas Pump Maintenance 

Topographic Maps 

Unclassified Supplies 

Flags 

Unclassified Supplies & Expenses 

Schd #102 General Expenses 

Flagpole Maintenance 
Schd #103 Capital Outlay 

Unemployment Insurance 
Schd #124 Unemployment 
Insurance 



290,718.00 

290,718.00 

3,800.00 

3,800.00 

50,000.00 

50,000.00 
344,518.00 

35,000.00 

100,000.00 

85,000.00 

2,500.00 

2,000.00 

1,584.00 

1,084.00 

33,000.00 

340.00 

2,220.00 

11,664.00 

8,000.00 

282,392.00 

3,390.00 
362,300.00 

5,000.00 
370,690.00 
653,082.00 

275.00 



33,073.93 

33,073.93 
33,073.93 



285,922.00 

285,922.00 

3,316.80 

3,316.80 

50,000.00 

50,000.00 
339.238.80 



83,060.00 

1,603.57 

99,900.00 

39,962.00 

2,497.00 

1,860.00 

1,138.00 

26,900.00 

400.00 

8,424.00 

11,016.00 

6,665.00 

283,425.57 

3,504.41 

382,679.58 

12,587.08 

398,771.07 

682,196.64 



800.00 
127.50 



1,603.57 
(100.00) 



1.503.57 

155.00 

55,000.00 

6.000.00 

61.155.00 

62.658.57 



800.00 
127.50 



65.00 








350.00 




132.84 




500.00 








1,190.00 




1.060.34 


927.50 


700.00 


700.00 






700.00 


700.00 






5,800.00 




15.274.22 


9.474.:: 


5,800.00 




15.274.22 


9.474.:: 



4.796.00 

4,796.00 

483.20 

483.20 

5.279.20 
(48.060.00) 



45.038.00 
3.00 
140.00 
1.584.00 
(54.00) 
6.100.00 
(60.00) 
(6,204.00) 
648.00 
1.335.00 
470.00 

40.59 
1.546.49 
(1.587.08) 



470.00 



275.00 

65.00 

217.16 

500.00 

1.057.16 



209 



Transfer to Trust Funds 


80,000.00 


80,000.00 






Schd #157 Stabilization Fund 


80,000.00 


80,000.00 






Other Professional Services 


600.00 


4,500.00 


3,900.00 




Schd #158 Audit of Accounts 


600.00 


4,500.00 


3,900.00 




Repairs to Roadway & 










Retaining Wall- Jerusalem Rd. 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 






Schd #197 STM 6/17/85 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 






So Shore Coalition 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 






Schd #880 ATM Article 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 






So Shore Assoc, for Retarded Citizen 


2,500.00 


2,500.00 




Schd #884 STM 10/26/87 




2,500.00 


2,500.00 




Dept. No. 91 Unclassified 


90,290.00 700.00 105,334.56 


16,801.72 


1,057.16 


Dept. No. 101 Police 










Department Head 


44,607.00 


45,032.43 




(425.43) 


Salaries-Full Time 


453,284,00 


451,655.77 




1,628.23 


Salaries Part Time 


14,400.00 






14,400.00 


Matron Services 


500.00 


317.10 




182.90 


Clerical Salaries 


7,930.64 


7,883.60 




47.04 


Overtime 


67,000.00 


88,082.92 


5,000.00 


(16,028.92) 


Longevity 


5,400.00 


5,400.00 






Educational Credits 


2,900.00 


2,900.00 






Paid Holidays 


22,167.00 


21,877.56 




289.44 


Schd. #101 Pers. Services 


618,188.64 


623,095.38 


5,000.00 


93.26 


Uniform Allowance 


7,650.00 


7,626.04 




23.96 


Cleaning Service 


1,000.00 


1,329.68 




(329.68) 


In-Service Training 


1,200.00 


1,233.20 




(33.20) 


R & M Motor Vehicles 


6,000.00 


4,380.87 




1,619.13 


R&M Office Equipment 


1,500.00 


1,593.50 




(93.50) 


Radio & Equip. Maintenance 


2,500.00 


3,859.12 




(1,359.12) 


Medical Expenses 


1,000.00 


1,660.19 




(660.19) 


Safety Education 


250.00 


252.40 




(2.40) 


Telephone 


4,500.00 


3,874.71 




625.29 


Contract Services 


5,000.00 


4,830.00 




170.00 


Court Expenses 


500.00 


120.00 




380.00 


Care of Prisoners 


250.00 


2.90 




247.10 


Gasoline 


17,600.00 


12,090.65 




5,509.35 


Office Supplies Expense 


1,500.00 


1,802.69 




(302.69) 


Printing & Stationery 


1,000.00 


1,226.82 




(226.82) 


Photo Supplies 


500.00 


488.15 




11.85 


Custodial Supplies 


600.00 


265.56 




334.44 


Officer Accessories 


1,000.00 


681.65 




318.35 


Ammunition 


200.00 


213.00 




(13.00) 


Public Safety Supplies 


300.00 


140.58 




159.42 



210 



Travel & Meetings 


150.00 


152.00 


(2.00) 


Dues 


150.00 


152.00 


(2.00) 


Subscriptions 


75.00 


62.00 


13.00 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


54,425.00 


48,037.71 


6.387.29 


Equip/Seasonal Offer 


2,100.00 




2.100.00 


Portable Radios & Chargers 


8,140.00 


7,033.00 


1.107.00 


Tel/Radio Recording System 


3,931.00 


3,931.00 




Photocopier Machine 


2,350.00 


2,690.00 


(340.00) 


Office Equipment & Furniture 


680.00 




680.00 


Three Cruisers 


23,000.00 


21,866.00 


1.134.00 


Schd #103 Capital Outlay 


40,201.00 


35,520.00 


4.681.00 


Dept. No. 101 Police 


712,814.64 


706,653.09 


5.000.00 11.161.55 


Dept. No. 103 Fire 








Department Head 


41,599.00 


40,541.37 


1.057.63 


Salaries-Full Time 


521,257.00 


510,095.99 


11.161.01 


Clerical Salaries 


7,871.84 


7,873.52 


(1.68) 


Call Firemen 


20,000.00 


19.999.90 


0.10 


Temporary Employees 


18,500.00 


13,134.21 


5.365.79 


Overtime 


53,590.00 


91,252.12 


8.000.00 (29.662.38) 


Longevity 


5,000.00 


4,457.10 


542.90 


Educational Credits 


3,955.00 


3,354.50 


600.50 


Paid Holidays 


24,508.00 


23,156.70 


1.351.30 


Emergency Medical 








Technicians 


20,032.00 


17,421.45 


2,610.55 


Schd #101 Pers Services 


716,312.84 


731,287.12 


8,000.00 (6.974.28) 


Uniform Allowance 


5,550.00 


5,977.63 


(427.63) 


Cleaning Service 


50.00 


44.24 


5.76 


In-Service Training 


3,000.00 


1.556.55 


1.443.45 


R & M Motor Vehicles 


5,000.00 


6,226.24 


(1.226.24) 


R & M Equipment 


600.00 


1,104.78 


(504.78) 


R & M Office Equipment 


150.00 


56.08 


93.92 


Radio & Equip. Maintenance 


950.00 


1,299.12 


(349.12) 


Medical Expenses 


1,500.00 


1,319.99 


180.01 


Telephone 


5,000.00 


4,740.15 


259.85 


Gasoline 


4,000.00 


2,840.96 


1.159.04 


Diesel Fuel 


1,000.00 


950.18 


49.82 


Office Supplies Expense 


550.00 


896.44 


(346.44) 


Stationery 


350.00 


257.86 


92.14 


Custodial Supplies 


900.00 


1,469.15 


CS69J3) 


Replacement of Protective Gear 


3,000.00 


1,241.70 1.813.29 


(54.99) 


Equipment for Call Men 


3,000.00 


837.70 1.319.64 


842.66 


Hose 


1,000.00 


1.030.00 


(30.00) 


Shared Ambulance Expense 


500.00 


500.00 




Travel & Meetings 


600.00 


534.27 


65 73 


Dues 


350.00 


397.00 


(47.00) 


Subscriptions 


122.00 


68.97 





211 



Fire Prevention 


1,000.00 




1,069.51 


(69.51) 


Emergency Medical Service 


2,400.00 


110.00 


2,437.20 


(147.20) 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


40,572.00 


2,189.40 


37,909.25 


473.35 


Equipment 


4,250.00 




4,271.00 


(21.00) 


Office Equipment & Furniture 


700.00 




612.82 


87.18 


Communications Systems 


5,000.00 


5,039.00 




(39.00) 


Schd #103 Capital Outlay 


9,950.00 


5,039.00 


4,883.82 


27.18 


Electricity 


5,150.00 




5,733.11 


(583.11) 


Fuel 


8,800.00 




6,955.17 


1,844.83 


Building Maintenance 


3,000.00 




2,908.35 


91.65 


Schd #111 Fire & 










Police Hdqtrs. 


16,950.00 




15,596.63 


1,353.37 


Hydrants-Cohasset 










Water Company 


96,750.00 




96,750.00 




Hydrants-Hingham 










Water Company 


10,640.00 




9,092.72 


1,547.28 


Schd #1 12 Hydrant Services 


107,390.00 




105,842.72 


1,547.28 


1000 GPM Pumper 


98.00 




98.00 




Schd #136 Art. 27 ATM 4/5/86 


98.00 




98.00 




Call Firemen 


7,965.00 




7,965.00 




Electricity 


393.00 




393.00 




Fuel 


514.64 




20.54 


494.10 


R & M Motor Vehicles 


316.24 




316.24 




Replacement of Protective Gear 


743.55 




743.55 




Equipment for Call Men 


313.20 




313.20 




Fire Prevention 


11.60 






11.60 


Emergency Medical Service 


442.97 




442.97 




Schd #140 Approp. Forward 


10,700.20 




10,194.50 


505.70 


Travel & Meetings 


300.00 






300.00 


Schd #147 Out of State Travel 


300.00 






300.00 


Pls.&Specs-Renov 










Police/Fire Stat 


3,450.00 


500.00 


2,950.00 




Schd #195 STM 12/9/85 


3,450.00 


500.00 


2,950.00 




Purch/Equip 4 Door 










Sedan Cruiser 


18,550.00 


419.00 


18,088.14 


42.86 


Schd #880 ATM Article 


18,550.00 


419.00 


18,088.14 


42.86 


Refurbish Fire Eng 3 


45,000.00 




45,500.00 




Schd #881 FY88 Spec. Art 


45,000.00 




45,000.00 





212 



Hazard Materials Response Urn 


t 


500.00 


500.00 




Schd #884 STM 10/26/87 




500.00 


500.00 




Dept. No. 103 Fire 


969,273.04 8,147.40 972,350.18 


8,500.00 


(2,724.54) 


Dept. No. 109 Tree & Park 










Department Head 


28,966.72 


27,562.40 




1,404.32 


Wages-Permanent 


38,361.92 


30,950.72 




7,411.20 


Temporary Employees 


10,000.00 


8,475.00 




1,525.00 


Overtime 


5000.00 


8,499.52 




(3,499.52) 


Longevity 


300.00 


300.00 






Schd #101 Pers. Services 


82,628.64 


75,787.64 




6,841.00 


Uniform Allowance 


250.00 


196.50 




53.50 


Electricity 


400.00 


488.50 




(88.50) 


Fuel 


1,000.00 


708.41 




291.59 


Contract/Tree Maint 


3,000.00 


500.00 




2,500.00 


R & M Motor Vehicles 


2,200.00 


3,747.26 




(1,547.26) 


R & M Equipment 


2,500.00 


4,952.99 




(2,452.99) 


Tennis Court/Maint 


100.00 


2.46 




97.54 


Radio & Equipment Maint 


100.00 


35.00 




65.00 


Garage Rental 


3,600.00 


3,300.00 




300.00 


Rubbish Removal 


1,500.00 


802.00 




698.00 


Advertising 


100.00 


84.93 




15.07 


Telephone 


400.00 


355.58 




44.42 


Contract Services 


600.00 


2,108.76 


1,177.00 


(331.76) 


Gasoline 


4,250.00 


4,513.89 


1,100.00 


836.11 


Office S applies Expense 


50.00 


16.97 




33.03 


Building Maintenance 


100.00 


131.09 




(31.09) 


Custodial Supplies 


100.00 






100.00 


Tools 


800.00 


980.03 




(180.03) 


Insecticides & Herbicides 


500.00 


729.60 




(229.60) 


Trees 


1,200.00 


542.75 




657.25 


Unclassified Supplies 


1,050.00 


1,799.03 




(749.03) 


Rowers 


250.00 


192.38 




57.62 


Travel & Meetings 


125.00 


212.75 




(87.75) 


Dues 


40.00 


25.00 




15.00 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


24,215.00 


26,425.88 


2,277.00 


66.12 


Equipment 


11,800.00 2,353.55 10,296.45 


850.00 




Milliken Field Improvements 


5,000.00 1,974.26 3,025.74 






Schd #103 Capital Outlay 


16,800.00 4,327.81 13,322.19 


850.00 




Wages-Permanent 


1,510.00 






1.510.00 


Schd #104 Personal 










Serv -Trust Fd. 


1,510.00 






1.510.00 


Milliken Field Improvements 


24,300.00 


24,300.00 






Schd #197 STM 6/17/85 


24,300.00 


24,300.00 







213 



Purch/Eq. 4x4 Vehicle 


16,000.00 




15,999.07 




0.93 


Schd #880 AMT Article 


16,000.00 




15,999.07 




0.93 


Refurbish Pond on the 












Common 


35,000.00 


35,000.00 








Schd #881 FY88 Spec. Art. 


35,000.00 


35,000.00 








New Truck Less Trade In 




20,000.00 




20,000.00 




Schd #885 STM 5/2/88 




20,000.00 




20,000.00 




Dept. No. 109 Tree & Park 


200,453.64 


59,327.81 


155,834.78 


23,127.00 


8,418.05 


Dept.No. Ill Harbor 












Department Head 


26,849.76 




26,782.96 




66.80 


Temporary Employees 


9,768,00 




9,826.36 




(58.36) 


Longevity 


400.00 




400.00 






Schd #101 Pers. Services 


37,017.76 




37,009.32 




8.44 


Uniform Allowance 


100.00 




93.93 




6.07 


Electricity 


525.00 




585.91 


180.00 


119.09 


Telephone 


450.00 




728.58 


220.00 


(58.58) 


Gasoline 


1,300.00 




1,436.72 




(136.72) 


Office Supplies Expense 


250.00 




228.23 




21.77 


Postage 


200.00 




134.89 




65.11 


Building Maintenance 


100.00 




49.09 




50.91 


Wharf & Float Maintenance 


500.00 




487.00 


250.00 


263.00 


Boat Maintenance 


800.00 




555.86 


500.00 


744.14 


Marine Supplies 


850.00 




539.26 




310.74 


Travel & Meetings 


300.00 




568.66 


300.00 


31.34 


Dues 


35.00 




35.00 






Schd #102 General Expenses 


5,410.00 




5,443.13 


1,450.00 


1,416.87 


Building Maintenance 


650.00 








650.00 


Equipment 


425.00 




1,200.00 


1,200.00 


425.00 


Float Maint at Government 












Island 


500.00 




475.00 




25.00 


Schd #103 Capital Outlay 


1,575.00 




1,675.00 


1,200.00 


1,100.00 


Replace Float & 












Runway-GovL Isl 


5,000.00 


5,000.00 








Grid of Cohasset Harbor 


5,000.00 


v 


5,000.00 






Repairs Lawrence Wharf 


5,500.00 




5,500.00 






Float Maint-Govt Island Pier 


1,500.00 




1,500.00 






Repair/Constr. Float-Cohasset Har 


6,500.00 




6,500.00 




Schd #140 Approp. Forward 


17,000.00 


11,500.00 


12,000.00 


6,500.00 




Dept. No. Ill Harbor 


61,002.76 


11,500.00 


56,127.45 


9,150.00 


2,525.31 


Dept. No. 1 12 Shell Fish Const 












Salaries-Part Time 


500.00 




500.00 







214 



Schd #101 Pers. Services 



500.00 



500.00 



Office Supplies Expense 


50.00 




50.00 


Posting Notices 


75.00 




75.00 


Mileage Allowance 


60.00 




60.00 


Dues 


35.00 




35.00 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


220.00 




220.00 


Dept. No. 1 12 Shellfish Const 


720.00 


500.00 


220.00 


Dept.No. 113 








Building Inspector 








Department Head 


30,543.52 


30,156.56 


386.96 


Clerical Salaries 


14,451.92 


13,868.12 


583.80 


Temporary Employees 


212.80 


612.11 


(399.31) 


Schd #101 Pers. Services 


45,208.24 


44,636.79 


571.45 


Gas Inspections 


1,300.00 


1,475.00 400.00 225.00 


Plumbing Inspections 


4,500.00 


4,758.00 


(258.00) 


Telephone 


575.00 


641.60 


(66.60) 


Office Supplies Expense 


425.00 


395.45 


29.55 


Postage 


125.00 


101.67 


23.33 


Printing & Stationery 


250.00 


92.50 


157.50 


Photo Supplies 


40.00 


17.09 


22.91 


Unclassified Supplies 


100.00 


57.71 


42.29 


Travel & Meetings 


525.00 


753.61 


(228.61) 


Mileage Allowance 


1,200.00 


1,200.00 




Dues 


25.00 


25.00 




Subscriptions 


100.00 


44.20 


55.80 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


9,165.00 


9,561.83 400.00 3.17 


Office Equipment & Furniture 


600.00 


588.00 


12.00 


Schd #103 Capital Outlay 


600.00 


588.00 


12.00 


Dept. No. 113 








Building Inspector 


54,973.24 


54,786.62 400.00 586.62 


Dept. No. 119 








Weights/Measures 








Department Head 


750.00 


750.00 




Schd #101 Pers. Services 


750.00 


750.00 




Office Supplies Expense 


175.00 


112.55 


62.45 


Travel & Meetings 


175.00 




175.00 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


350.00 


112.55 


237.45 


Dept. No. 119 








Weights/Measures 


1,100.00 


862.55 


237.45 


Dept. No. 121 Wire 








Department Head 


32,844.32 


32,844.32 





215 



Wages-Permanent 


27,268.96 


27,268.96 


Temporary Employees 


5,600.00 


5,600.00 


Overtime 


7,500.00 


7,390.59 


Longevity 


700.00 


700.00 


Schd #101 Pers. Services 


73,913.28 


73,803.87 


Uniform Allowance 


125.00 


104.00 


R & M Motor Vehicles 


800.00 


717.58 


Radio & Equip/Maint 


50.00 




Gasoline 


1,200.00 


783.69 


Office Supplies Expense 


100.00 




Postage 


55.00 


30.00 


Public Safety Supplies 


5,350.00 


6,925.68 


Travel & Meetings 


250.00 


52.00 


Mileage Allowance 


1,800.00 


1,800.00 


Dues 


75.00 


80.00 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


9,805.00 


10,492.95 


Computer Chip/Fire Alarm Board 


400.00 


336.00 


Tools 


215.00 


200.22 


Alarm Wire & Howe 


920.00 


885.46 


Fire Alarm 






Movement/Outer Cases 


225.00 


225.00 


Schd #103 Capital Outlay 


1,760.00 


1,646.68 


Dept. No. 121 Wire 


85,478.28 


85,943.50 


Dept. No. 131 Civil Defense 






Salaries-Part Time 


250.00 


250.00 


Schd #101 Pers. Services 


250.00 


250.00 


Radio & Equipment 


25.00 




Travel & Meetings 


80.00 




Schd #102 General Expenses 


105.00 




Dept. No. 131 Civil Defense 


355.00 


250.00 


Dept. No. 133 Dog Officer 






Salaries-Part Time 


3,292.00 


3,292.00 


Schd #101 Pers Services 


3,292.00 


3,292.00 


R & M Motor Vehicles 


500.00 


111.01 


Telephone 


135.00 


988.70 


Boarding Animals 


600.00 


466.00 


Animal Disposal 


200.00 


135.00 


Gasoline 


350.00 


58.44 


Unclassified Supplies 


300.00 


541.11 


Travel & Meetings 


75.00 




Schd #102 General Expenses 


2,160.00 


2,300.26 



885.00 



885.00 



885.00 



168.00 



168.00 



216 



Dept. No. 133 Dog Officer 



5,452.00 



5,592.26 



168.00 



27.74 



Dept. No. 200 School 

Professional Salaries 1,708.68 

Schd #140 Approp. Forward 1,708.68 



1,708.68 
1,708.68 



Three School Buses 
Schd #880 ATM Article 

Oil Spill Clean Up 
Schd #885 SMT 5/2/88 



80,000.00 
80,000.00 



969.52 
969.52 



83,150.00 
83,150.00 

25,942.93 
25,942.93 



26,912.45 
26,912.45 



(3,150.00) 
(3,150.00) 



Clerical Salaries -Admin. 


1,295.00 


Contracted Services-Admin 




Negotiations 


6,500.00 


Legal counsel 


1,000.00 


Supplies & Material- Admin 


150.00 


Other Expenses- Admin 




Art's Program 


1,000.00 


Instate Travel 


200.00 


Workshop/Conference 


900.00 


Prof Materials 


350.00 


Professional Dues 


1,600.00 


Postage 


200.00 


Advertising 


600.00 


Salary Reserve 


39,000.00 


Research & Development 


4,000.00 


Schd #1100 School Committee 


56,795.00 


Prof Salaries-Admin. 


54,000.00 


S ec ./S alary- Admin. 


20,000.00 


Contracted Services- 




Admin. -Xerox 


1,200.00 


Supplies/Materials- Admin 


800.00 


Other Expenses- Admin 




Instate Travel 


1,800.00 


Workshop/Conference 


600.00 


Prof Materials 


50.00 


Professional Dues 


600.00 


Postage 


500.00 


Out of State Travel 


4,000.00 


Schd #1200 Supt's Office 


83,550.00 


Bookkeeper/Salary- Admin. 


20,000.00 


BkKeeper 




Salary-Admin. -Peak Time 


2,000.00 


Contracted Services-Admin 


8,400.00 


Supplies/Materials- Admin. 


2,100.00 



33.80 



811.88 
6,386.62 



268.00 

900.00 

361.01 

1,610.00 

200.00 

548.36 

16,677.40 

6,501.45 

34,264.72 

59,999.94 
19,527.69 

641.00 
814.02 

1,858.72 

583.08 

56.00 

730.00 

500.00 

1,979.00 

86,689.45 

22,378.01 

336.00 

10,021.25 

2,409.82 



483.12 

113.38 

1,000.00 

150.00 

1,000.00 
(68.00) 

(11-01) 
(10.00) 

51.64 
22,322.60 
(2,501.45) 
22.530.28 

(5,999.94) 
472.31 

559.00 

(14.02) 

(58.72) 
16.92 
(6.00) 
(130.00) 

2,021.00 
(3,139.45) 

(2378.01) 

1,664.00 
(1,62 
0.62) 



217 



Other Expenses- Admin. 


600.00 


776.84 


(176.84) 


Postage 


800.00 


850.00 


(50.00) 


Advertising 


700.00 


815.37 


(115.37) 


Prof Salary -Admin. 


50,000.00 


53,250.08 


(3,250.08) 


Prof Salary- Admin. -Tutoring 


5,000.00 


15,826.83 


(10,826.83) 


Sec./S alary-Admin. 


15,418.00 


15,533.00 


(115.00) 


Contracted Services-Admin. 


14,000.00 


23,513.39 


(9,513.39) 


Other Expenses- 








Admin. -Group Test 


3,000.00 440.62 2,602.05 


(42.71) 


Supplies/Materials Admin. 








Instate Travel 


600.00 


627.30 


(27.30) 


Workshop/Conference 


500.00 




500.00 


Prof Materials 


100.00 


125.00 


(25.00) 


Professional Dues 


280.00 


230.00 


50.00 


Schd #1210 Ass't to the Supt 


123,498.00 474.42 149,294.98 


(26,271.40) 


Prof Salaries-High School 








English 


5,198.00 


5,197.92 


0.08 


Math 


5,394.00 


5,394.48 


(0.48) 


Science 


5394.00 


5,394.48 


(0.48) 


Social Studies 


5,198.00 


2,412.41 


2,785.59 


Foreign Language 


5,394.00 


5,394.48 


(0.48) 


Physical Education 


4,973.00 




4,973.00 


Health Education 


4,736.00 


4,736.04 


(0.04) 


Schd #2100 Supervision 


36,287.00 


28,529.81 


7,757.19 


Prof Salaries 








Osgood School 


43,771.00 


46,615.92 


(2,844.92) 


Deer Hill School 


45,022.00 


47,947.90 


(2,925.90 


Clerical Salaries 








Osgood School 


14,053.00 


14,039.60 


13.40 


Deer Hill School 


16,251.00 


16,539.10 


(288.10) 


Contracted Services 








Osgood School 


3,100.00 


1,401.56 


1,698.44 


Deer Hill School 


3,325.00 


721.45 


2,603.55 


Supplies/Materials 








Osgood School 


3,600.00 


4,570.07 


(970.07) 


Deer Hill School 


3,200.00 


2,912.16 


287.84 


Other Expenses-Osgood School 








Instate Travel 


50.00 




50.00 


Workshop/Conference 


60.00 




60.00 


Professional Dues 


260.00 


265.50 


(5.50) 


Postage 


200.00 


254.04 


(54.04) 


Other Expenses-Deer Hill Schoo 








Instate Travel 


50.00 


108.65 


(58.65) 


Workshop/Conference 


100.00 


298.40 


(198.40) 


Professional Dues 


260.00 


235.00 


25.00 


Postage 


200.00 


157.00 


43.00 



218 



Graduation 


25.00 


28.28 


(3.28) 


Printed Materials 


150.00 




150.00 


High School 








Prof salaries 


88,604.00 


94,097.90 


(5.493.90) 


Clerical Salaries 


34,528.00 


35,230.60 


(702.60) 


Contracted Services 


9,500.00 


27,591.57 


(18,091.57) 


Supplies/Materials 


12,250.00 


14,358.43 


(2.108.43) 


Other Expenses 








Instate Travel 


200.00 


15.00 


185.00 


Workshop/Conference 


295.00 


405.47 


(110.47) 


Prof Materials 


100.00 


107.00 


(7.00) 


Professional Dues 


870.00 


1,008.00 


(138.00) 


Postage 


1,500.00 


1,736.01 


(236.01) 


Community Services 


200.00 


2733 


172.67 


Graduation 


1,440.00 


1,655.73 


(215.73) 


Assemblies 


400.00 


30.00 


370.00 


Printed Materials 


988.00 


1,469.00 


(481.00) 


Schd #2200 Principals 


284,552.00 


313,826.67 


(29.274.67) 


Prof Salaries-Osgood School 








Kindergarten 


55308.00 


58,804.09 


(3.496.09) 


Grade 1 


125,178.00 


119,989.07 


5.188.93 


Grade 2 


95,049.00 


91,958.96 


3,090.04 


Grade 3 


121,818.00 


121,267.59 


550.41 


Music 


15,078.00 


15,077.78 


0.22 


Art 


16,576.00 


16375.91 


0.09 


Physical Education 


21,945.00 


21,944.52 


0.48 


GiftedTtalented 


6,031.00 


5,108.33 


922.67 


Substitute Salary 


6,000.00 


7,441.72 


(1,441.72) 


Prof Salaries-Deer Hill School 








Grade 4 


125,002.00 


116,99037 


8.011.63 


Grade 5 


96,456.00 


99,455.85 


(2.999.85) 


Grade 6 


124,616.00 


126,614.80 


(1.998.80) 


Art 


16,576.00 


16376.04 


(0.04) 


Physical Education 


35,962.00 


35,962.55 


(0.55) 


Gifted/Talented 


18,093.00 


14,871.24 


3.221.76 


Choral Music 


15,078.00 


15,077.67 


0.33 


Instrumental Music 


27,472.00 


17,820.06 


9.651.94 


Substitute Salary 


6,000.00 


5.920.00 


80.00 


Aide Salary-Osgood School 








Activity Aide 


8,284.00 


8.121.33 


162.67 


Aide Salary-Deer Hill School 








Instructional Aide 


9,846.00 


9.443.00 


403.00 


Activity Aide 


10,238.00 


10.449.99 


(211.99) 


Contracted Serv-Deer Hill School 






Assemblies 


300.00 


61.00 


239.00 


Transportation 


600.00 




600.00 


Supplies/Materials-Osgood 








School 









219 



Kindergarten 


877.00 


1,116.37 


Grade 1 


2,125.00 


2,464.69 


Grade 2 


5,009.00 


5,362.68 


Grade 3 


4,145.00 


3,956.49 


Music 


150.00 


228.85 


Art 


900.00 


877.86 


Physical Education 


250.00 


252.74 


Supplies/Materials-Deer 






Hill School 






Grade 4 


3,000.00 


2,128.19 


Grade 5 


3,680.00 


3,285.53 


Grade 6 


4,493.00 


3,658.63 


Art 


1,000.00 


997.90 


Physical Education 


890.00 


1,197.19 


Gifted/Talented 


500.00 


431.51 


Choral Music 


407.00 


362.74 


Instrumental Music 


122.00 


135.76 


Other Expenses-Osgood School 






Workshop/Conference 


1,075.00 


77.36 


Tuition Courses 


500.00 


710.00 


Other Expenses-Deer Hill School 




Workshop/Conference 


1,150.00 


136.36 


Tuition Courses 


500.00 


1,135.00 


Prof Salaries-Spec. Education 






Osgood School 


66,338.00 


62,519.99 


Deer Hill School 


126,928.00 


130,354.19 


Aide Salary-Spec. Education 






Osgood School 


18,562.00 


41,640.95 


Deer Hill School 


17,632.00 


14,711.90 


Supplies/Materials-Spec. Ed 






Osgood School 


2,042.00 


2,701.20 


Deer Hill School 


1,536.00 


1,838.42 


Prof Salaries -High School 






English 


297,533.00 


280,206.42 


Math 


212,459.00 


221,449.40 


Science 


204,538.00 


204,536.54 


Social Studies 


144,336.00 


122,438.00 


Foreign Language 


197,883.00 


197,882.49 


Business Education 


68,348.00 


65,748.78 


Industrial Arts 


34,652.00 


34,652.02 


Home Economics 


60,964.00 


60,964.02 


Alternative School 


17,326.00 


27,471.99 


Music 


51,028.00 


53,882.01 


Art 


23,727.00 


23,726.56 


Physical Education 


123,539.00 


122,802.15 


Health Education 


31,573.00 


31,572.58 


Gifted/Talented 


3,047.00 




Substitute Salary 


10,000.00 


11,336.80 



220 



Instr. Aide Salary-High School 


9,846.00 


6,647.84 


3,198.16 


Field Trip Salary-HS -Science 


800.00 


95.52 


704.48 


Field Trip Salary-HS -Music 


1,100.00 


617.38 


482.62 


Contracted Services-High 








School 








English 


400.00 


159.40 


240.60 


Business Education 


2,280.00 


1,782.00 


498.00 


Music 


100.00 


110.00 


(10.00) 


High School Supplies 








English 


2,011.00 


1,890.98 


120.02 


Math 


1,930.00 


1,393.71 


536.29 


Science 


7,806.00 


8,008.52 


(202.52) 


Social Studies 


257.00 


191.72 


65.28 


Foreign Language 


140.00 


140.00 




Business Education 


2,200.00 


1,884.78 


315.22 


Industrial Arts 


2,443.00 


2,829.28 


(386.28) 


Home Economics 


2,955.00 


2,020.66 


934.34 


Alternative School 


17.00 


24.85 


(7.85) 


Music 


1,800.00 


808.34 


991.66 


Art 


2,425.00 


2,049.17 


375.83 


Physical Education 


2,713.00 


3,261.38 


(548.38) 


Health Education 


907.00 


849.05 


57.95 


Other Expenses-High School 








Workshop/Conference 


2,300.00 


1,244.47 


1,055.53 


Tuition Courses 


2,700.00 


4,321.86 


(1,621.86) 


High School-Special Education 








Prof Salaries 


90,546.00 


87,546.03 


2,999.97 


Aide Salary 


9,087.00 


9,471.54 


(384.54) 


Supplies/Materials 


350.00 


433.27 


(83.27) 


Other Expenses-HS- 








Tuition Courses 




667.50 


(667.50) 


Schd #2300 Teaching 


2,849,383.00 


2,814,933.38 


34.449.62 


Textbooks-Osgood School 








Kindergarten 


270.00 


291.43 


(21.43) 


Grade 1 


1,200.00 


929.90 


270.10 


Grade 2 


1,200.00 


1,126.90 


73.10 


Grade 3 


1,200.00 


1,223.56 


(23.56) 


Choral Music 


162.00 


174.45 


(12.45) 


Textbooks-Deer Hill School 








Grade 4 


140.00 


1,288.14 


(1.148.14) 


Grade 5 


165.00 


1,149.48 


(984.48) 


Grade 6 


173.00 


1.337.05 


(1.164.05) 


Gifted/Talented 


292.00 




292.00 


Choral Music 


72.00 


135.10 


(63.10) 


Textbooks-Special Education 








Osgood School 


39.00 


49.85 


(10.85) 


Deer Hill School 


900.00 


731.07 


168.93 



221 



Textbooks-High School 








English 


4,300.00 


4,183.45 


116.55 


Math 


4,335.00 


4,208.63 


126.37 


Science 


2,331.00 


1,764.63 


566.37 


Social Studies 


2,469.00 


2,483.57 


(14.57) 


Foreign Language 


2,118.00 


2,125.19 


(7.19) 


Business Education 


990.00 


1,192.91 


(202.91) 


Home Economics 


185.00 


145.59 


39.41 


Alternative School 


425.00 




425.00 


Music 


285.00 


67.42 


217.58 


Art 


150.00 


96.44 


53.56 


Special Education 


213.00 


289.58 


(76.58) 


Schd #2400 Textbooks 


23,614.00 


24,994.34 


(1,380.34) 


Prof Salaries-Library 








Teachr-DHS 


24,083.00 


24,683.02 


(600.02) 


Cler. Salaries-Library 








Tech.-OS 


7,906.00 


8,380.05 


(474.05) 


Supplies/Materials-Osgood 








School 








Books 


1,200.00 


1,151.03 


48.97 


Periodicals 


200.00 


209.66 


(9.66) 


General Supplies 


250.00 


241.22 


8.78 


Supplies/Materials-Deer 








Hill School 








Books 


2,000.00 


1,752.61 


247.39 


Periodicals 


250.00 


206.45 


43.55 


General Supplies 


266.00 


274.35 


(8.35) 


Prof Salaries-HS -Librarian 


28,718.00 


28,717.52 


0.48 


Prof Salaries-HS-A/V 








Coordinator 


26,972.00 


27,394.81 


(422.81) 


Clerical Salary-HS- 








Library Tech 


11,802.00 


11,466.40 


335.60 


Contracted Serv-HS-Rebinding 


1,000.00 


920.80 


79.20 


Contracted Services- 








High School 


664.00 


687.88 


(23.88) 


Supplies/Materials- 








High School 








Books 


9,000.00 


8,719.63 


280.37 


Periodicals 


2,760.00 


2,682.41 


77.59 


General Supplies 


600.00 


503.45 


96.55 


Other Expenses-HS-Postage 


100.00 


22.00 


78.00 


Schd #2500 Library 


117,771.00 


118,013.29 


(242.29) 


Supplies/Materials-OS - 








Kindergarten 


100.00 




100.00 


Supplies/Materials-OS -Music 


100.00 


96.11 


3.89 


Supplies/Materials-Deer Hill Sch 









222 



Grade 5 


306.00 


59.95 


246.05 


Grade 6 


449.00 


502.30 


(53.30) 


Gifted/Talented 


150.00 




150.00 


Choral Music 


48.00 


25.12 


22.88 


Library 


1,000.00 


409.68 


590.32 


Supplies/Materials-Spec. Ed. 








Osgood School 


425.00 


475.84 


(50.84) 


Deer Hill School 


638.00 


693.91 


(55.91) 


Supplies/Materials-High School 








English 


1,723.00 


1,693.80 


29.20 


Math 


20.00 




20.00 


Science 


2,328.00 


1,886.10 


441.90 


Social Studies 


904.00 


363.10 


540.90 


Foreign Language 


719.00 


830.98 


(111.98) 


Business Education 


1,000.00 


839.86 


160.14 


Home Economics 


221.00 


171.00 


50.00 


Alternative School 


218.00 


65.15 


152.85 


Music 


326.00 


68.19 


257.81 


Art 


125.00 


133.60 


(8.60) 


Physical Education 


160.00 


39.95 


120.05 


Health Education 


1,314.00 


1,170.54 


143.46 


Library 


1,900.00 


1,256.25 


643.75 


Special Education 


275.00 


92.13 


182.87 


Schd #2600 Audio-Visual 


14,449.00 


10,873.56 


3,575.44 


Youth Adj. Counselor- 








Osgood Sch 


16,576.00 


17,013.38 


(437.38) 


Youth Adj. Counselor- 








Deer Hill 


16,576.00 


17,013.29 


(437.29) 


Supplies/Materials- 








Osgood School 


735.00 


713.70 


21.30 


Supplies/Materials-Deer Hill 


693.00 


709.07 


(16.07) 


Other Expenses-DHS- 








Workshop/Conf 


50.00 


50.00 




Prof Salaries-High School 


114,043.00 


114,235.29 


(192.29) 


Clerical Salaries -High School 


17,564.00 


17,692.80 


(128.80) 


Contracted Services-HS-Xerox 


2,500.00 


52.50 


2,447.50 


Supplies/Materials- 








High School 


2,000.00 31.24 


305.22 


Other Expenses-High School 








Instate Travel 


400.00 


29.82 


370.18 


Workshop/Conference 


500.00 


469.11 


30.89 


Prof Materials 


624.00 


263.45 


360.55 


Professional Dues 


390.00 


444.50 


(54.50) 


Postage 


700.00 


767.60 


(67.60) 


Microfilming 


200.00 


191.39 


8.61 


Schd #2700 Guidance 


173,551.00 31.24 171.309.44 


2.210.32 



223 



Clerical Salaries- Admin. 


13,838.00 


14,282.60 


(444.60) 


Schd #3100 Attendance 


13,838.00 


14,282.60 


(444.60) 


Prof Salaries-Amin. 


9,900.00 


10,495.00 


(595.00) 


Nurses Salaries-Osgood School 


8,217.00 


7,132.96 


1,084.04 


Nurses Salaries-Deer 








Hill School 


8,217.00 


7,132.96 


1,084.04 


Contracted Serv-DHS -Laundry 


60.00 


56.87 


3.13 


General Supplies-Osgood 








School 


400.00 


598.97 


(198.97) 


General Supplies-Deer Hill 








School 


350.00 


349.78 


0.22 


Instate Travel-Deer Hill School 


20.00 




20.00 


Workshop/Conference-Deer 








Hill School 


50.00 




50.00 


Nurses Salaries-High School 


15,649.00 


16,586.98 


(937.98) 


General Supplies-High School 


654.00 


455.86 


198.14 


Workshop/Conference-High 








School 


50.00 


21.00 


29.00 


Prof Materials-High School 


50.00 




50.00 


Schd #3200 Health 


43,617.00 


42,830.38 


786.62 


Other Salaries 


71,234.00 


79,826.74 


(8,592.74] 


Gas/Oil 


17,000.00 


16,046.74 


953.26 


Medical Exams 


250.00 


200.00 


50.00 


Drivers Training 


250.00 


260.00 


(10.00] 


Storage of Buses 


3,840.00 


4,265.00 


(425.00, 


Schd #3310 Operation 








of Buses 


92,574.00 


100,598.48 


(8,024.48 , 


Bus/Vehicle Repairs 


23,000.00 


27,804.23 


(4,804.23 


Tires 


3,000.00 


2,222.02 


777.98 


Safety Supplies 


100.00 


303.00 


(203.00 


Medical Supplies 


100.00 




100.00 


Misc Supplies 


100.00 


35.73 


64.27 


Schd #3350 Maintenance 








of Buses 


26,300.00 


30,364.98 


(4,064.98 


Special Ed Transportation 


22,500.00 


20,842.01 


1,657.99 


Schd #3370 Contracted 








Carriers 


22,500.00 


20,842.01 


1,657.99 


Prof Salaries-High School 








Athletic Director 


5,328.00 


5,327.92 


0.08 


Coaches 


59,544.00 


58,837.87 


706.13 


Medical 


4,220.00 


1,607.35 


2,612.65 


Other Salaries-High School 









224 



Officials Timers Etc. 


13,450.00 


Police 


1,400.00 


Contracted Services-High School 


Reconditioning 


8,250.00 


Ice Time 


8,000.00 


Supplies/Materials- 




High School 


3,195.00 


Other Expenses-High School 




Instate Travel 


300.00 


Professional Dues 


2,000.00 


Insurance 


2,500.00 


Misc Supplies 


3,200.00 


Awards 


750.00 


Schd #35 10 Athletics 


112,137.00 


Prof Salaries-High School 




Senior Class Play 


997.00 


Dramatics 


1,766.00 


Student Publications 


2,469.00 


Debating 


997.00 


Class Advisors 


860.00 


Treasurer 


997.00 


Math League 


1,110.00 


Lunchroom Supervisors 


2,828.00 


Supplies/Materials-High School 




Student Publications 


200.00 


Debating 


250.00 


Other Expenses-High School 




Student Council Tran 


600.00 


National Honor Soc 


100.00 


Schd #3520 Student Activities 


13,174.00 


Other Salaries-Osgood School 


39,932.00 


Overtime 


1,800.00 


Other Salaries-Deer 




Hill School 


40,009.00 


Overtime 


1,800.00 


Custodial Supplies- 




Osgood School 


4,000.00 


Supplies/Materials-Deer 




Hill Sch 


4,000.00 


Other Salaries-High School 


142,342.00 


Overtime 


6,000.00 


Supplies/Materials- 




High School 


10,000.00 


Schd #41 10 Custodial 


249,883.00 


Supplies/Materials 





11,478.17 


1,971.83 


768.00 


632.00 


9,780.59 


(1,530.59) 


6,512.62 


1,487.38 


7,958.69 


(4,763.69) 


532.28 


(232.28) 


2,180.00 


(180.00) 


2,300.00 


200.00 


5,905.86 


(2,705.86) 


1,138.77 


(388.77) 


114,328.12 


(2,191.12) 


997.00 




1,762.00 


4.00 


3,466.00 


(997.00) 


997.00 




860.00 






997.00 


1,110.00 




2,828.80 


(0.80) 




200.00 


130.00 


120.00 


527.36 


72.64 




100.00 


12,678.16 


495.84 


40,454.80 


(522.80) 


1,444.08 


355.92 


40,183.49 


(174.49) 


368.48 


1,431.52 


4,557.18 


(557.18) 


3.744.69 


255.31 


147,408.40 


(5.066.40) 


5,382.72 


1.247.13 1.864.41 


10,011.95 


(11.95) 


253,555.79 


1.247.13 (2.425.66) 



225 



Osgood School 


15,500.00 


Deer Hill School 


13,500.00 


High School 


33,200.00 


Schd #4120 Heat 


62,200.00 


Other Expenses-Osgood School 




Telephone 


2,500.00 


Electricity 


8,500.00 


Water 


700.00 


Other Expenses-Deer Hill School 




Telephone 


3,500.00 


Electricity 


9,000.00 


Water 


800.00 


Other Expenses-High School 




Telephone 


16,500.00 


Electricity 


55,000.00 


Water 


6,000.00 


Gas 


3,000.00 


Schd #4130 Utilities 


105,500.00 



14,395.28 
13,841.45 
32,796.34 
61,033.07 



2,032.22 

7,579.36 

750.69 

2,038.32 

7,604.90 

778.89 

18,046.96 

48,117.53 

4,760.19 

2,264.68 

93,973.74 



Contracted Serv-Tree & Park Dept 9,000.00 

Schd #4210 

Maintenance/Grounds 9,000.00 



8,766.05 
8,766.05 



Contracted Services-Osgood 






School 






Sewers 


400.00 




Roof 


1,500.00 


2,324.00 


Plumbing 


1,500.00 


880.00 


Carpentry 


500.00 


443.87 


Heat/Vent 


3,000.00 


8,936.00 


Misc 


1,500.00 


994.33 


Contracted Services-Deer 






Hill School 






Sewers 


700.00 


700.00 


Plumbing 


1,000.00 


787.91 


Carpentry 


500.00 


110.87 


Heat/Vent 


4,500.00 


3,062.03 


Misc 


2,000.00 


2,961.59 


Supplies/Materials-Osgood 






School 






Misc 


1,500.00 


3343.31 


Painting 


300.00 


534.13 


Electrical Supplies 


500.00 




Supplies/Materials-Deer Hill Sch 






Misc 


500.00 


916.82 


Painting 


500.00 


32.58 


Electrical Supplies 


700.00 


704.37 


Contracted Services-High School 







226 



Sewers 


600.00 




600.00 


Plumbing 


2,500.00 


2,132.84 


367.16 


Carpentry 


4,000.00 


4,788.98 


(788.98) 


Masonry 


2,000.00 


4433 


1,955.67 


Heat/Vent 


10,000.00 


33,675.91 


(23,675.91) 


Misc 


4,000.00 


9,427.27 


10,986.61 5,559.34 


Supplies/Materials-High School 








Misc 


20,000.00 


23,815.84 


790.27 (3,025.57) 


Painting 


1,500.00 106.48 413.56 


979.96 


Electrical Supplies 


3,000.00 


4,860.02 


(1,860.02) 


Schd#4220 








Maintenance/Building 


68,700.00 106.48 105,890.56 


11,776.88 (25,520.16) 


Contracted Serv -Osgood School 


200.00 


215.01 


(15.01) 


Contracted Serv-Osgood-Grade 1 


50.00 


35.00 


15.00 


Contracted Serv-Osgood-Music 


200.00 




200.00 


Contracted Serv -Deer Hill School 


400.00 


360.45 


39.55 


Contracted Serv-DHS-Phys. Ed. 


100.00 




100.00 


Contracted Serv-DHS-Choral 








Music 


120.00 




120.00 


Contracted Serv-DHS-Instr. 








Music 


150.00 


20.00 


130.00 


Contracted Serv-DHS-Library 


150.00 


52.50 


97.50 


Contracted Serv-DHS-Spec. Ed. 


50.00 




50.00 


Contracted Serv -High School 


700.00 


1393.30 


(693.30) 


English 


200.00 




200.00 


Math 


1,200.00 


489.67 


710.33 


Science 


1,750.00 


1,494.85 


255.15 


Foreign Language 


600.00 


640.15 


(40.15) 


Business Education 


1,100.00 


748.21 


35T;79 


Industrial Arts 


575.00 


757.48 


(182.48) 


Home Economics 


565.00 


537.50 


27.50 


Music 


320.00 


15.00 


305.00 


Art 


300.00 


210.00 


90.00 


Physical Education 


550.00 


56.78 


493.22 


Health Education 


350.00 


366.00 


(16.00) 


Library 


1,880.00 


2.015.47 


(135.47) 


Schd #4230 Equip 








Maint./Repairs 


11,510.00 


9,407.37 


2,102.63 


School Committee Insurance 


2,600.00 


2,600.00 




Schd #5200 Fixed Expenditures 


2,600.00 


2,600.00 




Contracted Serv -Deer 








Hill School 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 




Schd #7200 Improvement/Bldgs 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 





Aquis of Equip-Osgood School 
Physical Education 



460.00 



594.40 



(134.40) 



227 



Aquis of Equip-Deer Hill School 








Grade 4 


582.00 


580.85 


1.15 


Grade 5 


582.00 


580.86 


1.14 


Physical Education 


154.00 


165.38 


(11.38) 


Aquis of Equip. -High School 


4,020.00 


4,022.66 


(2.66) 


English 


2,321.00 


2,348.24 


(27.24) 


Math 


1,530.00 


1,530.00 




Science 


1,155.00 


1,175.75 


(20.75) 


Business Education 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 




Industrial Arts 


800.00 




800.00 


Home Economics 


750.00 




750.00 


Music 


1,425.00 


1,283.90 


141.10 


Art 


700.00 


669.05 


30.95 


Library 


1,970.00 


1,968.80 


1.20 


Guidance 


2,105.00 


2,105.00 




Schd #7300 Acquisition/Equip. 


19,554.00 


18,024.89 


U29.ll 


Repl. of Equip.-Osgood School 








Grade 1 


265.00 


265.00 




Grade 2 


265.00 


265.00 




Grade 3 


265.00 


435.75 


(170.75) 


Music 


356.00 


365.50 


(9.50) 


Physical Education 


152.00 


186.80 


(34.80) 


Special Education 


512.00 


539.12 


(27.12) 


Repl of Equip-Deer Hill School 




523.20 


(523.20) 


Grade 4 


167.00 




167.00 


GradeS 


167.00 




167.00 


Grade 6 


167.00 


145.79 


21.21 


Physical Education 


372.00 




372.00 


Repl of Equip-High School 








Art 


300.00 




300.00 


HS 


330.00 


355.50 


(25.50) 


English 


599.00 


599.00 




Math 


2,060.00 


1,965.00 


95.00 


Science 


1,469.00 


1,172.10 


296.90 


Industrial Arts 


2,000.00 


1,158.79 


841.21 


Home Economics 


599.00 


499.95 


99.05 


Music 


675.00 


731.43 


(56.43) 


Art 


300.00 


253.08 


46.92 


Library 


1,520.00 


1,360.16 


159.84 


Schd #7400 








Replacement/Equip. 


12,540.00 


10,821.17 


1,718.83 


Voc. School Tuition- Admin 


4,244.00 




4,244.00 


Schd. #9100 Vocational 








Education 


4,244.00 




4,244.00 


Tuition- Admin. 








Day School 


100,060.00 


109,810.98 


(9,750.98) 



228 



Residential School 


45,030.00 


23,787.44 


21,242.56 


Summer Program 


4,000.00 


3,334.78 


665.22 


Schd. #9300 Other 








Than Public 


149,090.00 


136,933.20 


12,156.80 


Dept. No. 200 School 


4,865,619.68 1,581.66 


4,901,961.82 39,936.46 


2,012.66 


Dept. No. 201 Schools-Other 








Assessment 


24,187.00 


23,326.00 


861.00 


Schd #137 S.S.Reg 








School Dist 


24,187.00 


23,326.00 


861.00 


Dept. No. 201 Schools-Other 


24,187.00 


23,326.00 


861.00 


Dept. No. 300 Highway 








Elected Official 


28,764.00 


28,764.00 




Wages-Permanent 


101,812.64 


98,565.72 


3,246.92 


Temporary Employees 


12,000.00 


9,390.00 


2,610.00 


Overtime 


3,706.00 


7,600.21 


(3,894.21) 


Longevity 


600.00 


500.00 


100.00 


Schd #101 Pers. Services 


146,882.64 


144,819.93 


2,062.71 


Uniform Allowance 


300.00 


116.00 


184.00 


R & M Motor Vehicles 


4,500.00 


6,865.62 


(2,365.62) 


R & M Equipment 


2,500.00 


4,968.83 


(2,468.83) 


Street Signs 


1,500.00 


1,160.19 


339.81 


Radio & Equip/Maint 


300.00 


259.00 


41.00 


Street Lines 


4,500.00 


5,785.45 


(1,285.45) 


Equipment Rental 


4,500.00 


9,270.00 


(4,770.00) 


Brooks Maintenance 


1,000.00 


5,265.00 


(4,265.00) 


Roadside Mowing 


1,600.00 


900.00 


700.00 


Advertising 


100.00 




100.00 


Telephone 


700.00 


809.53 


(109.53) 


Contract Services 


4,000.00 


2,289.48 


1,710.52 


Gasoline 


5,000.00 


3,859.19 


1,140.81 


Diesel Fuel 


2,000.00 


1,006.05 


993.95 


Office Supplies Expense 


150.00 


98.00 


52.00 


Custodial Supplies 


150.00 


139.84 


10.16 


Tools 


500.00 


1,446.60 


(946.60) 


Highway Materials 


32,657.00 


21,592.07 


11,064.93 


Pipe & Fittings 


2,500.00 


1,816.02 


683.98 


Unclassified Supplies 


1,200.00 


1,826.12 


(626.12) 


Travel & Meetings 


10.00 




10.00 


Dues 


40.00 


40.00 




Schd #102 General Expenses 


69,707.00 


69,512.99 


194.01 


Equipment 


5,500.00 


5,415.00 


85.00 


Schd #103 Capital Outlay 


5,500.00 


5,415.00 


85.00 


Overtime 


6,800.00 


12,964.95 


(6,164.95) 



229 



R & M Equipment 


4,000.00 




7,072.96 




(3,072.96) 


Equipment Rental 


15,000.00 




33,189.50 




(18,189.50) 


Gasoline 


1,200.00 








1,200.00 


Sand Loam Stone 


5,000.00 




8,401.86 




(3,401.86) 


Salt 


13,000.00 




15,910.95 




(2,910.95) 


Schd #107 Snow Removal 


45,000.00 




77,540.22 




(32,540.22) ! 

1 


Street &Traf Lights 


44,000.00 




38,937.87 




5,062.13 


Schd #1 13 Street Lighting 


44,000.00 




38,937.87 




5,062.13 


Electricity 


700.00 




739.10 




(39.10) 


Fuel 


1,850.00 




1,050.79 




799.21 


Building Maintenance 


300.00 




797.41 




(497.41) 1 


Schd #1 14 Garage Expenses 


2,850.00 




2,587.30 




262.70 


Replace Doane St. Culvert 


33,371.25 


21,007.85 


12,363.40 






Schd #140 Approp. Forward 


33,371.25 


21,007.85 


12,363.40 






Electricity 


300.00 




293.16 




6.84 


Telephone 


100.00 








100.00 


Schd #149 Salt Shed 


400.00 




293.16 




106.84 


Insp. Imprv. to Bridges 


3,121.36 








3,121.36 


Schd #195 STM 12/9/85 


3,121.36 








3,121.36 


Site Prep-Contrc Salt Shd-Cedar 


722.00 


722.00 








Repairs-Rdway & Wall 












Jerusalem 


1,129.05 




1,129.00 




0.05 


Schd #197 STM 6/17/85 


1,851.05 


722.00 


1,129.00 




0.05 


Diesel Truck W/Trade 


40,000.00 


40,000.00 








Schd #880 ATM Article 


40,000.00 


40,000.00 








Longevity 






125.00 


125.00 




Schd #885 STM 5/2/88 






125.00 


125.00 




Dept. No. 300 Highway 


392,683.30 


61,729.85 


352,723.87 


125.00 


(21,645.42) 


Dept. No. 403 Landfill 












Wages-Permanent 


44,764.00 




44,590.80 




173.20 


Temporary Employees 


2,000.00 




3,189.80 


1,359.16 


169.36 


Longevity 


400.00 




400.00 






Paid Holidays 


1,027.68 




1,197.04 




(169.36) 


Schd #101 Pers. Services 


48,191.68 




49,377.64 


1,359.16 


173.20 


Electricity 


1,000.00 




810.78 




189.22 


Rent/Serv Wat Cooler 


180.00 




371.35 




(191.35) 


Grounds Maintenance 


130.00 




349.22 




(219.22) 


R & M Equipment 


5,000.00 




8,494.09 


6,355.74 


2,861.65 


Safety Clothing & Equipment 


147.00 




35.25 




111.75 



230 



Equipment Rental 


720.00 




780.00 




(60.00) 


Rat Control 


360.00 




360.00 






Lab Tests 


2,100.00 




832.00 




1,268.00 


Advertising 


135.00 




305.11 




(170.11) 


Telephone 


228.00 




207.10 




20.90 


Contract Services 


3.000.00 


825.00 


880.00 




1,295.00 


Animal Disposal 


400.00 




345.00 




55.00 


Diesel Fuel 


5,000.00 




3.623.54 




1,376.46 


Building Maintenance 


175.00 




32.23 




142.77 


Landfill Cover Material 


95,450.00 




102.096.21 




(6,646.21) 


Unclassified Supplies 


175.00 




361.32 




(186.32) 


Tools 


200.00 




45.87 




154.13 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


114,400.00 


825.00 


119.929.07 


6.355.74 


1.67 


Fence at Cedar St. Landfill 


4,796.00 




3,900.00 




896.00 


Front End Loader 


21,899.00 




21,898.56 




0.44 


Schd #103 Capital Outlay 


26,695.00 




25,798.56 




896.44 


Temporary Employees 


7,924.63 




7,855.33 




69.30 


Schd #105 Recycling Payroll 


7,924.63 




7,855.33 




69.30 


R & M Equipment 


100.00 




125.00 




(25.00) 


Tools 


25.00 








25.00 


Schd #106 Recycling Expenses 


125.00 




125.00 






Other Professional Services 


5,200.00 


392.50 


5,990.00 




(1,182.50) 


Hazardous Waste Inspections 


1,880.00 








1,880.00 


Schd #110 Engineering Services 


7,080.00 


392.50 


5,990.00 




697.50 


Landfill Cover Material 






22,047.70 


22,047.70 




Schd #146 Unpaid Bills-Prev Yr. 






22,047.70 


22,047.70 




Capping & Seeding 


32,474.00 




32,474.00 






Schd #177 Art. 14, ATM 4/5/86 


32,474.00 




32,474.00 






Plans & Specs. 












Transfer Station 


5,000.00 


5,000.00 








Schd #188 Art. 31, 4/6/85 


5,000.00 


5,000.00 








Capping & Seeding 


40,000.00 


1,270.00 


38.730.00 






Schd #880 ATM Article 


40,000.00 


1,270.00 


38.730.00 






Dept. No. 403 Landfill 


281,89031 


7.487.50 


302,327.30 


29,762.60 


1,838.11 


Dept. No. 407 Sewer 












Wages-Permanent 


1.809.92 




5.594.68 


4,057.68 


272.92 


Clerical Salaries 


8,918.48 




9.699.28 




(780.80) 


Clerical-Addtl. Hours 


714.84 








714.84 


Longevity 






150.00 


150.00 




Schd #101 Pers. Services 


11,443.24 




15,443.96 


4,207.68 


206.96 



231 



Rep/Maint of Ofc Equipment 


50.00 




69.43 




(19.43) 


Advertising 


200.00 




460.35 




(260.35) 


Telephone 


1,200.00 




806.38 




393.62 


Contract Services 


108,675.00 




115,046.96 


8,857.21 


2,485.25 


Office Supplies Expense 


400.00 




639.01 




(239.01) 


Postage 


350.00 




365.13 




(15.13) 


Printing & Stationery 


150.00 




162.72 




(12.72) 


Legal Exp./Waste Water Mgmt 






1,396.48 


1,396.48 




Schd #102 General Expenses 


111,025.00 




118,946.46 


10,253.69 


2,332.23 


Equipment 


1,300.00 




1,175.00 




125.00 


Influent Flow Meter 


6,500.00 


6,500.00 








Office Equipment & Furniture 


600.00 




710.30 




(110.30) 


Schd #103 Capital Outlay 


8,400.00 


6,500.00 


1,885.30 




14.70 


Contract Services 


964.75 








964.75 


Sewer Constr Proj 1 


1,439.20 


1,439.20 








Legal Exp./Waste Water Mgmt 


101.22 




101.22 






Schd #140 Approp. Forward 


2,505.17 


1,439.20 


101.22 




964.75 


Grant Prog-State Inflow/infil 


10,000.00 


10,000.00 








Schd #180 STM 












6/23/86/FY87 


10,000.00 


10,000.00 








Dept. No. 407 Sewer 


143,373.41 


17,939.20 


136,376.94 


14,461.37 


3,518.64 


Dept. No. 481 Historical Comm 












Office Supplies Expense 


85.00 




13.69 




71.31 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


85.00 




13.69 




71.31 


Dept. No. 481 Historical Comm 


85.00 




13.69 




71.31 


Dept. No. 482 Common Hist DC 












Office Supplies Expense 


85.00 








85.00 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


85.00 








85.00 


Dept. No. 482 Common Hist DC 


85.00 








85.00 


Dept. No. 483 Town Archivist 












Wages-Part Time 


250.00 




250.00 






Schd #101 Pers. Services 


250.00 




250.00 






Dept. No. 483 Town Archivist 


250.00 




250.00 






Dept. No. 487 Conservation 












Clerical Salaries 


3,450.00 




8,609.97 


5,160.00 


0.03 


Schd #101 Pers. Services 


3,450.00 




8,609.97 


5,160.00 


0.03 


Other Professional Services 


1,784.00 




2,420.00 


1,000.00 


364.00 


Office Supplies Expense 


200.00 




567.94 




(367.94) 


Postage 


200.00 




379.39 


200.00 


20.61 


Travel & Meetings 


50.00 




71.66 




(21.66) 



232 



Travel & Meetings 


50.00 




71.66 




(21.66) 


Dues 


180.00 




175.00 




5.00 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


2,414.00 




3,613.99 


1,200.00 


0.01 


Office Equipment & Furniture 


300.00 




300.00 






Schd #103 Capital Outlay 


300.00 




300.00 






Dept. No. 487 Conservation 


6,164.00 




12,523.96 


6,360.00 


0.04 


Dept. No. 501 Board of Health 












Department Head 


30,399.52 




30,387.20 


337.60 


349.92 


Clerical Salaries 


17,716.44 




19,520.47 




(1,804.03) 


Clerical-Addtl Hours 


1,159.20 






614.79 


1,773.99 


Temporary Employees 


350.00 




276.49 




73.51 


Schd #101 Pers. Services 


49,625.16 




50,184.16 


952.39 


393.39 


Educational Credits 


275.00 


216.00 


59.00 






Rep./Maint Ofc Equipment 


50.00 








50.00 


S/S Mental Hlth Assn 


2,200.00 








2,200.00 


Hazardous Waste/msp. 


15,000.00 


14,886.17 


21,422.57 


21,308.74 




Lab Tests 


1,000.00 


1,135.00 


786.00 




(921.00) 


Advertising 


175.00 




267.10 




(92.10) 


Engineering Services 


3,500.00 




325.00 




3,175.00 


Telephone 


1,335.00 




1,302.68 




32.32 


Contract Services 


910.00 




1,204.92 




(294.92) 


Office Supplies Expense 


1,200.00 


67.02 


1,499.01 




(366.03) 


Postage 


353.00 




384.20 




(31.20) 


Printing & Stationery 


100.00 








100.00 


Custodial Supplies 


125.00 




143.09 




(18.09) 


Unclassified Supplies 


870.50 


231.60 


565.15 




73.75 


Travel & Meetings 


240.00 




425.16 




(185.16) 


Mileage Allowance 


1,200.00 




1,308.75 




(108.75) 


Dues 


150.00 




153.00 




(3.00) 


Subscriptions 


25.00 




26.00 




(1.00) 


Rabies Clinic 


600.00 








600.00 


HshldHzrdWste 












Collection Day 


3,500.00 


136.00 


3,364.00 






Schd #102 General Expenses 


32,808.50 


16,671.79 


33,235.63 


21,308.74 


4,209.82 


Photocopier Machine 


3,695.00 




3,691.12 




3.88 


Office Equipment & Furniture 


450.00 




398.00 




52.00 


Schd #103 Capital Outlay 


4,145.00 




4,089.12 




55.88 


Contract Services 


845.50 




670.50 




175.00 


Schd #140 Approp. Forward 


845.50 




670.50 




175.00 


Engineering Services 






19,425.56 


19,425.56 




Schd #146 Unpaid Bills-Prev Yr 






19,425.56 


19,425.56 





233 



Schd #880 ATM Article 



2,000.00 



3,047.00 1,078.50 



31.50 



Hydro/Water Quality Investigat 
Schd #884 STM 10/26/87 
Dept. No. 501 
Board of Health 



11,441.11 22,190.15 33,631.26 
11,441.11 22,190.15 33,631.26 

89,424.16 28,112.90 132,842.12 76,396.45 4,865.59 



Dept. No. 503 Soc. Serv. League 



Nursing Services 


11,110.00 


11,109.96 




0.04 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


11,110.00 


11,109.96 




0.04 


Dept. No. 503 Soc. 










Serv. League 


11,110.00 


11,109.96 




0.04 


Dept. No. 531 










Council on Aging 










Salaries-Full Time 


18,578.42 


18,577.37 




1.05 


Schd. #101 Pers. Services 


18,578.42 


18,577.37 




1.05 


Social Activities 


600.00 


619.25 




(19.25) 


R & M Motor Vehicles 


350.00 


231.42 




118.58 


Radio & Equip./MainL 


100.00 


78.39 




21.61 


Telephone 


550.00 


692.50 


100.00 


(42.50) 


Meals on Wheels 


300.00 


209.70 




90.30 


Gasoline 


1,000.00 


2,161.73 


1,300.00 


138.27 


Office Supplies Expense 


350.00 


925.28 


100.00 


(475.28) 


Postage 


1,200.00 


877.04 




322.96 


Travel & Meetings 


255.00 


331.81 




(76.81) 


Schd. #102 General Expenses 


4,705.00 


6,127.12 


1,500.00 


77.88 


R & M Motor Vehicles 


300.00 


300.00 






Office Equipment & Furniture 


800.00 


646.43 




153.57 


Schd #103 Capital Outlay 


1,100.00 


946.43 




153.57 


New Senior Shuttle Bus 


534.00 83.28 450.72 






Schd #133 Art. 18, ATM 5/5/86 


534.00 83.28 450.72 






Salaries-Full Time 


500.50 


500.50 






Meals on Wheels 


83.00 


81.12 




1.88 


Offices Supplies Expense 


87.19 


87.19 






Schd #140 Approp. Forward 


670.69 


668.81 




1.88 


Social Activities 


1,500.00 


1,461.00 




39.00 


Office Supplies Expense 




39.00 




(39.00) 


Building Donation 


2,400.00 


2,400.00 






Schd. #151 Senior Center 


3,900.00 


3,900.00 






Dept. No. 531 










Council on Aging 


29,488.11 83.28 30,670.45 


1,500.00 


234.38 



234 



Dept. No. 551 Veterans' Serv 



Department Head 


1,600.00 


1,600.00 






Schd. #101 Pers. Services 


1,600.00 


1,600.00 






Telephone 


50.00 


133.92 




(83.92) 


Office Supplies Expense 


75.00 


13.80 




61.20 


Travel & Meetings 


50.00 


22.50 




27.50 


Dues 


25.00 


35.00 




(10.00) 


Veterans* Benefits 


10,000.00 


3,353.66 




6,646.34 


Schd. #102 General Expenses 


10,200.00 


3,558.88 




6,641.12 


Veterans* Benefits 




2,300.00 


2,300.00 




Schd. #885 STM 5/2/88 




2,300.00 


2,300.00 




Dept. No. 551 Veterans* Serv 


11,800.00 


7,458.88 


2,300.00 


6,641.12 


Dept. No. 560 Fair Housing 










Other Expenses 


100.00 


67.00 




33.00 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


100.00 


67.00 




33.00 


Dept. No. 560 Fair Housing 


100.00 


67.00 




33.00 


Dept. No. 571 Cemeteries 










Wages-Permanent 


11,903.12 


12,106.48 




(203.36) 


Temporary Employees 


1,500.00 


280.00 




1,220.00 


Longevity 


100.00 


100.00 






Grave Openings 


2,800.00 


1,517.45 




1,282.55 


Schd #101 Pers. Services 


16,303.12 


14,003.93 




2,299.19 


Electricity 


60.00 


86.37 




(26.37) 


R & M Equipment 


125.00 


215.31 




(90.31) 


Gasoline 


200.00 


153.00 




47.00 


Building Maintenance 


100.00 






100.00 


Tools 


280.00 


217.39 




62.61 


Unclassified Supplies 


455.00 


537.99 




(82.99) 


Schd. #102 General Expenses 


1,220.00 


1,210.06 




9.94 


Wages-Permanent 


6,122.00 


6,122.00 






Schd #104 Pers. 










Serv.-Trust Fund 


6,122.00 


6,122.00 






Care Veterans* Graves 




1,475.00 


1,475.00 




Schd #125 Central Cemetery 




1,475.00 


1,475.00 





Enlarging Burial 

Space-Woodside 3,500.00 

Schd #880 ATM Article 3,500.00 

Dept. No. 571 Cemeteries 27,145.12 



1,500.00 2,000.00 
1,500.00 2,000.00 
1,500.00 24,810.99 



1,475.00 2,309.13 



235 



Dept. No. 601 Library 










Department Head 


38,314.88 




39,046.08 


(731.20) 


Wages-Permanent 


109,621.67 




105,812.51 


3,809.16 


Custodial Services 


8,150.99 




8,851.47 


(700.48) 


Longevity 


1,300.00 




987.60 


312.40 


Schd. #101 Pers. Services 


157,387.54 




154,697.66 


2,689.88 


Electricity 


3,600.00 




3,650.84 


(50.84) 


Fuel 


3,400.00 


50.00 


2,894.16 


455.84 


Telephone 


1,090.00 




860.59 


229.41 


Books 


41,000.00 


1,793.63 


31,896.45 


7,309.92 


Magazines 






6,685.81 


(6,685.81) 


Audio-Visual Media 






624.11 


(624.11) 


Office Supplies Expense 


2,750.00 




1,998.51 


751.49 


Postage 


200.00 




223.90 


(23.90) 


Stationery 


270.00 




68.25 


201.75 


Building Maintenance 


1,500.00 




1,964.34 


(464.34) 


Travel & Meetings 


600.00 




306.90 


293.10 


Dues 


195.00 




185.00 


10.00 


OCLN Computerized System 


3,256.00 




3,992.00 


(736.00) 


Schd. #102 General Expenses 


57,861.00 


1,843.63 


55,350.86 


666.51 


Building Maintenance 


8,950.00 


7,995.00 


955.00 




Schd. #103 Capital Ouday 


8,950.00 


7,995.00 


955.00 





OCLN Computerized System 
Schd. #161 Special Article 



22,732.70 17,706.70 5,026.00 
22,732.70 17,706.70 5,026.00 



OCLN Proj. to 



Computerize Records 


6,248.77 


201.10 


6,047.67 




Schd. #165 Art 20, 4/5/85 


6,248.77 


201.10 


6,047.67 




Repair Library Bldg. 


10,000.00 


10,000.00 






Schd. #880 ATM Article 


10,000.00 


10,000.00 






Dept. No. 601 Library 


263,180.01 


37,746.43 


222,077.19 


3,356.39 


Dept. No. 621 Recreation 










Department Head 


30,392.00 




30,364.80 


27.20 


Temporary Employees 


17,102.50 


• 


17,129.25 


(26.75) 


Longevity 


200.00 




200.00 




Schd. #101 Pers. Services 


47,694.50 




47,694.05 


0.45 


Band Concerts 


800.00 




800.00 




Social Activities 


100.00 




143.25 


(43.25) 


Electricity 


450.00 




155.78 


294.22 


R & M Equipment 


480.00 




329.50 


150.50 


Telephone 


1,000.00 




1,175.43 


(175.43) 


Office Supplies Expense 


250.00 




208.31 


41.69 



236 



Postage 


200.00 




81.50 




118.50 


Facility Permits 


1,650.00 




1,539.29 




110.71 


Stationery 


25.00 








25.00 


Unclassified Supplies 


1,600.00 


365.22 


1,450.42 




(215.64) 


Mileage Allowance 


900.00 




994.98 




(94.98) 


Schd #102 General Expenses 


7,455.00 


365.22 


6,878.46 




211.32 


Dept. No. 621 Recreation 


55,149.50 


365.22 


54,572.51 




211.77 


Dept. No. 643 Celebrations 












Unclassified Supplies 


1,500.00 




1,500.00 






Schd #102 General Expenses 


1,500.00 




1,500.00 






Dept. No. 643 Celebrations 


1,500.00 




1,500.00 






Dept. No. 647 Constitution Co. 












Other Expenses 


150.00 




250.00 


100.00 




Schd #102 General Expenses 


150.00 




250.00 


100.00 




Dept. No. 647 Constitution Co. 


150.00 




250.00 


100.00 




Dept. No. 700 Debt Service 












School Bus 


15,000.00 




15,000.00 






Extraord. Roof 












Repairs/DHS & HS 


72,500.00 




72,500.00 






Agent Fees 


294.00 




294.00 






Sewer Phase I 


10,000.00 




10,000.00 






Sewer Phase II 


20,000.00 




20,000.00 






Landfill Project 


48,000.00 




48,000.00 






CloseCosts-Bond- 












School/Town Hall 




27,000.00 




27,000.00 




Schd #126 Maturing Debt 


165,794.00 


27,000.00 


165,794.00 


27,000.00 




School Bus 


3,438.00 




3,437.08 




0.92 


Tax Anticipation Notes 


10,000.00 




11,302.08 




(1,302.08) 


Sewer Phase I 


210.00 




210.00 






Sewer Phase II 


5,610.00 




5,610.00 






Sewer Phase EI 


30,000.00 








30,000.00 


School Debt 


25,985.00 




25,985.00 






Tax Abatement 


1,500.00 








1,500.00 


Landfill Project 


3,816.00 




3,816.00 






SAN-State Grant Highway 


5,000.00 




1,092.04 




3,907.96 


Bond Anticipation Notes 






3,720.00 




(3,720.00) 


Schd #127 Interest 


85,559.00 




55,172.20 




30,386.80 


Dept. No. 700 Debt Service 


251,353.00 


27,000.00 


220,966.20 


27,000.00 


30,386.80 




10,445,444.08 


342,971.13 


10315,033.23 


317,189.13 


104,628.85 



237 



Schedule GF-4 



TOWN OF COHASSET 



STATE AND COUNTY ASSESSMENTS 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1988 



Net Overestimates 





Estimated 




Forward to 


Account 


Charges 


Expenditures 


Fiscal 1989 


County Tax 


$117,859.00 


$117,859.05 


($0.05) 


Special Education 


8,148.00 


4,079.00 


4,069.00 


Motor Vehicle Excise Bills 


1,157.00 


1,156.50 


0.50 


Health Insurance 


52,135.00 


52,134.50 


0.50 


Mosquito Control Project 


7,891.00 


7,890.50 


0.50 


Air Pollution Control Districts 


1,834.00 


1,834.00 


0.00 


Metro, Area Planning Council 


1,362.00 


1,362.00 


0.00 


Mass Bay Transit Authority 


130,884.00 


130,869.50 


14.50 




$321,270.00 


$317,185.05 


$4,084.95 






Schedule GF-5 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

GENERAL FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES 

AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

ACTUAL VS. BUDGET 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1988 









Favorable 




Actual 


Budget (1) 


(Unfavorable) 


Property Taxes 


$7329,657.87 


$7,320,413.16 


$9,244.71 


Fines 


29,536.53 


30,275.00 


(738.47) 


Licenses and permits 


155,058.00 


142,448.00 


12,610.00 


Grants from State 


1,557,064.60 


1,532,594.00 


24,470.60 


Total General Revenue 


9,071,317.00 


9,025,730.16 


45,586.84 


Commercial Revenue 


511,574.59 


524,893.00 


(13,318.41) 


Departmental Revenue 


221,743.81 


208,804.00 


12,939.81 


Unclassified Revenue 


17,603.10 


88,506.00 


(70,902.90) 


Interest 


161,836.10 


149,468.00 


12,368.10 



238 



Total Revenues 

Less: Expenditures 

Excess of Expenditures 

over Revenues 
Other Financing Sources 
Other Financing Uses 

Excess of Expend. & 

Other Uses over 

Revenue & Other Sources 

Fund Balance July 1,1987 



9,984,074.60 

10,315,033.23 

(330,958.63) 

215,782.74 

(391,907.90) 

(507,083.79) 
1,297,760.15 



9,997,401.16 

10,419,662.08 

(422,260.92) 

189,805.32 

(359,270.00) 

(591,725.60) 
1,297,760.15 



(13,326.56) 

104,628.85 

91,302.29 

25,977.42 

(32,637.90) 

84,641.81 



Less: Transfer to State & Federal Grant 
1987 General Fund Council on Aging 
Expenditures closed to State & Federal 
Grant Fund Balance in error FY 88 Net (1,040.00) 
Loss Waterways Improvement Fund ( 1 58.83) 



(158.83) 



Fund Balance June 30, 1988 



789,477.53 



705,875.72 



(1,040.00) 



83,601.81 



(1) Budget includes the current year's budget amounts, adjusted for encumbrances 
outstanding at the beginning and end of period. 



Schedule SR-2 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, 

AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1988 





Fund Balance 




Fund Balance 


Department 


July 1, 1987 Revenues 


Description 


Expend. June 30, 1988 


FUND 22 








School Lunch 


$4,940.17 $150,870.61 


Wages 


61,780.62 






Food 


78,932.59 






Fuel 


2,258.88 






Paper Supplies 


7,366.17 






Cleaning Supplies 


1,396.41 






Equip. & repairs 


2,384.31 






Other expenses 


364.31 



$4,940.17 $150,870.61 



$154,483.29 $1,327.49 



239 



FUND 25 

Fed. & State Grants: 



Selectmen 


610.66 


3,228.00 


MA Arts Lottery 


2,687.00 


1,151.66 


Selectmen 


4,050.00 




Pers. Mgmt Prog. 


170.00 


3,880.00 


Selectmen 


681.60 




Right to Know 




681.60 


Little Harbor 




17,796.19 


Little Harbor 


15,877.87 


1,918.32 


School-Metco 


9,328.57 


188,213.00 


Metco coordinator 
Bus monitor 
Prof, salaries 
Clerical salaries 
Telephone 
Contract services 
Office supplies 
Education supplies 
Travel & meetings 
Other expenses 


30,000.10 

5,208.60 

61,268.46 

2,610.00 

597.54 

83,443.05 

331.88 

1,494.14 

1,449.64 

4,015.03 

190,418.44 


7,123.13 


School-ECIA 


2.74 


4,271.00 


Contract services 
Equipment 


1,471.35 
2,802.39 
4,273.74 




School-PI 97-35 












Chapter 1 


143.26 


14,855.00 


Prof, salaries 
Contract services 


14,098.00 

800.00 

14,898.00 


100.26 


School-PL 94-142 


101.11 


48,481.00 


Prof, salaries 


48,581.55 


0.56 


School-PL 89-313 




6,422.00 


Prof, salaries 


6,422.00 


0.00 


School-PL 98-524 


5.98 


1,891.00 


Small equipment 


1,891.00 


5.98 


School-LEA Incentive 2.00 




Tuition 




2.00 



School-Comm 
Inservice 



School-Ch 188 
Impr Council 
School-Early Child 



117.79 
360.42 



School-Ed Tech Impr Grant 



3,605.00 Contract services 3,370.00 
Education Supplies 235.00 



3,605.00 



17,447.00 Other expenses 
4,800.00 Other expenses 



16,529.98 1,034.81 
5,160.42 



2,1 1 1 .00 Education supplies 669.57 

Equipment 1,441.83 

2,111.40 



(0.40) 



240 



School-L. Crocker Grant 935.00 

School-Horace Mann 1 1 ,287.00 

School-Prof. Development 15,965.00 

School-Min. Teachers Salary 180.00 

COA-Pers Trans . 13,300.00 

COA-SS Elder Serv 

III-B 507.99 

COA-Outreach 

Program 7,400.00 9,385.00 

COA-S. Form. Gr. 3,803.00 (1) 



Other expenses 
Other expenses 
Other expenses 
Other expenses 



Contract services 
2,787.8 1 Contract services 



Contract services 
Contract services 



843.56 
11,287.00 
15,965.34 

180.00 



91.44 
(0.34) 



$36,612.12 $357,463.00 



5,548.49 7,751.51 

2,866.12 429.68 

3,353.48 13,431.52 
976.03 2,826.97 

$353,646.42 $40,428.70 



FUND 26 

Other Special Revenue 

Restitution: 

Selectmen 2,170.34 

Tree & Park 

School 713.24 



679.00 
828.05 



Other expenses 

Other expenses 

Contract Services 1,193.24 

Trans, to Gen. Fund 299.97 



2,170.34 
679.00 

48.08 



2,883.58 

Insurance Recovery: 

Selectmen 43.42 

Police 1,409.50 

Fire 

Highway 932.92 


1,507.05 

1,991.10 
671.27 
809.14 
379.42 


Other expenses 
Other expenses 
Other expenses 
Other expenses 


1,493.21 


2,897.42 

2,034.52 

2,080.77 

809.14 

1,312.34 



2,385.84 



3,850.93 



6,236.77 



Select.-Co.Dog Ref. 129.88 
Select-Sale of R.E.8,658.00 
Selectmen-Sale of 
Cemetery Lots 38,900.15 
Selectmen-State 
Aid-Sewer 4,924.00 

Selectmen-Gifts: 

Historical 

Commission 36.42 

Warner Bros./ 

Honda 25,000.00 



Other expenses 
Other expenses 



129.88 
8,658.00 



8,375.00 Trans, to Gen. Fund 3,500.00 43,775.15 

Other expenses 4,924.00 

7,500.00 Other expenses 7,536.42 

1,000.00 Trans, to Gen. Fund 17,500.00 8,500.00 



241 



Board of Health 




1,751.50 


Other expenses 




1,751.50 


Little Harbor 


3,000.00 




Other expenses 




3,000.00 


Cultural Exchange 8.05 




Other Expenses 




8.05 


Milliken Field 












Improvement 




4,000.00 


Other expenses 




4,000.00 


Selectmen-Addtl 












Lottery Aid 87 


14,879.00 




Other expenses 




14,879.00 


Town Clerk-State Mandate 


290.79 


Temporary employees 290.79 


0.00 


School-Athletics 












Revolving 


10,305.12 


12,145.53 


Other expenses 


2,533.08 


19,917.57 


School-Gifts 


651.98 




Other expenses 


651.98 




School-Gifts- 












Child Care 


69.61 


13,063.00 


Other expenses 


13,132.61 




Council on 












Aging-Gifts 


1,714.84 


8,665.66 


Other expenses 


5,899.58 


4,480.92 


Library-State Aid 


5,373.35 


5,592.50 


Trans, to Gen. Fund 


5,373.35 


5,592.50 


Library-Friends 












of Library 


3,264.00 




Other expenses 


500.00 


2,764.00 


Library-Gift 












Baybank 


400.00 




Other expenses 


400.00 




Library-Gift 












Matching Funds 


500.00 




Other expenses 


500.00 




Recreation- 












Revolving 


3,200.26 


18,606.01 


Other expenses 


21,012.03 


794.24 


Bicentennial 












Project 




198.60 


Other expenses 


198.60 





$126,284.08 $86,546.57 



$72,985.23$139,845.42 



( 1 ) Includes transfer from General Fund of $ 1 ,040 for 1 987 General Fund expenditures 
closed to Federal & State Grants Fund Balance in error. 



242 



Schedule SR-3 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

SPECIAL REVENUE HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES IN FUND 

BALANCE 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1988 



Revenue: 

State Grants: 
Chapter 90 
Interest on Deposits 

Other Financing Sources: 
State Anticipation Notes 

Expenditures: 

Resurfacing Streets 
Border Street Bridge 
Payment of Notes 

Excess of expenditures over revenues 
and other financing sources 

Fund Balance July 1, 1987 

Fund Balance June 30, 1988 



25,686.57 
405.14 



22,172.00 



91,836.38 

3,514.57 

22,172.00 



$26,091.71 



22,172.00 



117,522.95 

(69,259.24) 

89,725.97 

$20,466.73 

Schedule WF-2 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

WATER FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES 

IN RETAINED EARNINGS 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1988 



Revenue:* 

User Charges 

Water Liens 

Interest-Delinquent Accounts 

Hydrants-Town of Cohasset 

Services 

Miscellaneous 



$498,993.29 
27,724.79 

5,106.20 
96,750.00 

6,600.00 
12,206.18 



243 



State Reimbursements: 



Debt receipts- Water Treatment Fac. 
Certain Chemicals 
Proceeds from State Anticipation Notes 


14.871.36 

1.012.13 

100,435.27 




Total Revenue 

Expenditures 
Encumbrances 


791,669.04 
20,052.95 


$763,699.22 


Total Expenditures & Encumbrances 
(see schedule WF-3) 




(811,721.99) 


Excess of expenditures over revenues 




(48,022.77) 


Retained Earnings July 1, 1987 




42,177.34 


Add: Close out of Fund Balance for 
Insurance Reimbursements 




4,766.65 


Retained Earnings Deficit June 30, 1988 




($1,078.78) 



♦Cash Basis 



Schedule WF-3 

REPORT OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL 87 CLOSE OUT LEDGER-WATER DEPARTMENT 

Approp. Carry For*d Expenditure Transfer Closed 



Account Name 


Amount to New Year 


Amount Amount 


to Revenue 


Department Head 


41,354.08 


41,354.08 




Wages-Permanent 


154,948.16 


140.417.44 


14,530.72 


Clerical Salaries 


18,963.56 


19,604.64 


(641.08) 


Clerical- Addd Hours 


620.40 




620.40 


Temporary Employees 


8,804.00 


6,100.83 


2,703.17 


Overtime 


14,740.00 


18,025.24 


(3,285.24) 


Longevity 


1,700.00 


1,700.00 




Paid Holidays 


2,852.08 


1,586.96 


1,265.12 


Wage Adjustment Acct 


6,446.70 




6,446.70 


Schd #101 Pers. Services 


250,428.98 


228,789.19 


21,639.79 



244 



Uniform Allowance 


250.00 


240.00 


10.00 


In-Service Training 


25.00 




25.00 


Electricity 


39,000.00 


34,605.91 


4,394.09 


Fuel 


5,700.00 


4,568.67 


1,131.33 


Grounds Maintenance 


300.00 


210.85 


89.15 


R & M Motor Vehicles 


2,500.00 


1,265.62 


1,234.38 


R & M Equipment 


5,000.00 


2,098.20 


2,901.80 


Rep/Maint Ofc Equip 


100.00 




100.00 


Radio & Equip/Maint 


150.00 




150.00 


Advertising 


275.00 


253.12 


21.88 


Data Proc Services 


600.00 


579.50 


20.50 


Computer Maintenance 


6,812.00 


6,975.11 


(163.11) 


Telephone 


2,491.00 


2,358.97 


132.03 


Page Call Contract 


305.00 


255.00 


50.00 


Contract Services 


5,500.00 


18,000.00 4,950.00 


(17,450.00) 


Photocopier Maintenance 


360.00 


194.64 


165.36 


Conttl Console/Maint 


5,734.00 


5,726.55 


7.45 


Lab Supplies 


1,650.00 


1,635.07 


14.93 


Gasoline 


1,850.00 


1,605.06 


244.94 


Diesel Fuel 


300.00 


133.26 


166.74 


Office Supplies Expense 


700.00 


695.28 


4.72 


Postage 


2,244.00 


1,664.45 


579.55 


Printing & Stationery 


300.00 


96.00 


204.00 


Computer Paper/Forms 


1,300.00 


1,369.40 


(69.40) 


Building Maintenance 


3,500.00 


2,594.48 


905.52 


Custodial Supplies 


1,700.00 


1,596.59 


103.41 


Tools 


600.00 


581.86 


18.14 


Road Maintenance 


2,100.00 


1,633.26 


466.74 


Pipe & Fittings 


10,000.00 


6,573.09 


3,426.91 


Meters & Fittings 


15,000.00 


9,757.75 


5,242.25 


Purification Supplies 


20,000.00 


23,733.10 


(3,733.10) 


Unclassified Supplies 


1,000.00 


428.75 


571.25 


Bond Registration Expenses 


324.00 


354.00 


(30.00) 


Travel & Meetings 


50.00 


57.45 


(7.45) 


Dues 


230.00 


148.50 


81.50 


Schd #102 General 








Expenses 


137,950.00 


18,000.00 118,939.49 


1,010.51 


Engineering Services 


1,000.00 


200.00 


800.00 


Equipment 


13,525.00 


11,252.49 


2,272.51 


Schd #103 Capital Outlay 


14,525.00 


11,452.49 


3,072.51 


Pension Costs 


37,000.00 


37,000.00 




Schd #118 Norfolk 








Cty Ret System 


37,000.00 


37,000.00 





245 



Workers* Comp 3,348.00 8,606.00 (5,258.00) 

General Liability 40,658.00 35,900.00 4,758.00 

Boilers 275.00 275.00 

Crime Bond-All Employees 225.00 225.00 

Motor Vehicles 4,522.00 4,522.00 

Schd #122 Insurance 

Expenses 49,028.00 49,028.00 

Life Insurance 162.96 147.50 15.46 

Health Insurance 20,717.55 2,052.95 18,664.60 

Schd #123 Group Insurance 20,880.51 2,052.95 18,812.10 15.46 

Water Treatment Facility 74,000.00 74,000.00 
Improvements to 

Water Dist. Sys. 25,000.00 25,000.00 

Schd #126 Maturing Debt 99,000.00 99,000.00 

Water Treatment Facility 91,700.00 91,700.00 
Improvements to 

Water Dist. Sys. 36,512.50 36,512.50 

Schd #127 Interest 128,212.50 128,212.50 

Major Roof Repairs 62,000.00 (62,000.00) 

Schd #161 Special Article 62,000.00 (62,000.00) 

Oil Spill Clean Up 100,435.27 100,435.27 

Schd #885 STM 5/2/88 100,435.27 100,435.27 



799,024.99 20,052.95 791,669.04 38,435.2725,738.27 



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Schedule CP-2 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES IN FUND 

BALANCE 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1988 



Revenue: 




Other Financing Sources: 




Proceeds from sale of temporary loans 


1,546,450.00 


Transfers from General Fund 


38,000.00 


Expenditures: 

Town Hall Addition 


719,237.83 


Repair of School Classroom Wings 


79,607.59 


Repair of School Science Labs 


150.00 


Sewer Project 


15,989.94 



$1,584,450.00 



814,985.36 

Excess of revenues over expenditures 769,464.64 

Other Financing Uses: 

Payment of Temporary Notes 200,000.00 

Excess of revenues over expenditures 

and other financing uses 569,464.64 

Fund Balance July 1, 1987 181,438.68 

Fund Balance June 30, 1988 $750,903.32 



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Schedule CP-3 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 

REPORT OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1988 



Balance 
Forward 

Plans & Specs. Sewer Project 156,095.00 



Roof Repairs-Deer Hill & H.S. 
Town Hall Addition 
Renovation of Science Labs 
Repair of Classroom Wings 



25,343.68 



Appropriated 
Fiscal 1988 



1,134,450.00 
140,000.00 
110,000.00 



Expenditures Balance 



15,989.94 140,105.06 



719,237.83 

150.00 

79,607.59 



25,343.68 
415,212.17 
139,850.00) 

30,392.41 



181,438.68 1,384,450.00 814,985.36 


750,903.32? 






Schedule DR-1 


TOWN OF COHASSET 






DEFERRED REVENUE ACCOUNTS 






BALANCE SHEET 






JUNE 30, 1988 








Apportioned Sewer Assessments Not Due: 






$836.96 


Apportioned Sewer Assessments Revenue 




Due in Fiscal: 








1988 


1,621.26 






1989 


1,636.78 






1990 


1,636.78 






1991 


1,636.78 






1992 


1,636.76 






1993 


65.80 






1994 


62.80 




$836.96 



248 



Schedule DR-2 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

DEFERRED REVENUE ACCOUNTS 

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1988 





1987 


1988-1994 


Total 


Apportioned Sewer Assessments 
not due-July 1,1987 


$1,621.26 


$9,199.73 


$10,820.99 


Less-Collections July 1, 1987 
to June 30, 1988 




902.77 
8,296.96 


902.77 




1,621.26 


9,918.22 


Less- Added to Real Estate Taxes 


1,621.26 
$0.00 




1,621.26 


Apportioned Sewer Assessments 
not due-June 30, 1988 


$8,296.96 


$8,296.96 



167.56 


216.88 


2,183.18 


395.90 


145.00 


527.43 6,086.66 


,187.76 




17,112.89 



TRUST FUNDS IN CUSTODY OF TOWN TREASURER 

COMBINED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1988 

Interest & 
Balance Dividends/Other Transfers to Due from Balance 

July 1,1987 Fiscal Year 1988 General Fund General Fund 6/30/88 

PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS 

Robert Charles Billings- 
Pratt Park Fund (Beechwood) 2,232.50 
H.W. Wadleigh Park Fund 5,308.33 
Wheelwright Park Fund 15,925.13 

Edith M. Bates Fund- 
Pond and Common 3,766.36 306.29 4,072.65 

CEMETERIES 

Perpetual Care-Woodside 

Cemetery 63,129.33 4,697.94 

Lots Added FY 1988 7,125.00 74,952.27 

25M New England Power Company 
1st Mortgage par 
100, due 9/9/99, 8-3/8% 25,000.00 2,093.75 2,093.75 2,312.91 27,312.91 



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Perpetual Care-Beechwood 

Cemetery 6,378.55 475.10 27.38 

Beechwood Cemetery 

Association 

(Chapter 370 of the 

Acts of 1952) 2,281.51 185.27 142.11 

Estate of Harry E. Wilbur 

(Family Lots in 

Woodside Cemetery) 507.70 34.35 13.82 

Estate of Harry E. Wilbur 

(Woodside Cemetery) 3,195.17 266.88 

Charlotte Lincoln Bell 

Memorial Fund 

North Cohasset Cemetery 22,494.93 1,695.53 

Isadora B. Newey Fund 



North Cohasset Cemetery 


13,182.94 


1,064.43 




Cedar Street Cemetery 


4,108.18 


345.34 


25.00 


SCHOOLS 








Ripley Fund 


3,105.01 


260.64 




James W. Nichols 








Scholarship Fund 


5,125.19 


380.77 


250.00 


Major William Arthur 








Scholarship Fund 


7,068.99 


515.11 


650.00 


Alice and Walter Shuebruk 








Scholarship Fund 


12,459.49 


886.04 


uoo.oo 


William Ripley Jr., 








Athletic Fund 


10,144.44 


766.18 


79.45 


John G. Carzis 








Scholarship Fund 


16,542.08 


871.88 


5,728.40 


Margaret M. Hardy 








Scholarship Fund 


231,698.74 


22,134.48 


17,700.00 


Donations 




48.60 




Helen & Malcom Stevens 








Scholarship Fund 


95,829.09 


10,468.62 


3,785.00 


Donations 




53,335.61 





OTHER 

Post War Rehabilitation Fund 2,635.63 220.54 

Stabilization Fund 145,781.77 10,467.20 125,000.00 

Transfer from General Fund 80,000.00 

Conservation Fund 35,667.11 2,690.95 

Beechwood Improvement 
Association 



250 



Recreation Fund 


5,433.26 


402.63 


5,835.89 


Special Fund for Retirement 710,565.62 


54,523.57 




Transfer from General Fund 


50,000.00 


815,089.19 


Rental Security 


325.68 


18.45 


344.13 


PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY 






Cohasset Savings 


12,134.43 






Transferred to Vangard 








Star Fund 




(12,134.43) 


0.00 


Evelyn B. Wood 


11,684.67 


42.22 




Transferred to Vanguard 








Star Fund 




(11,726.89) 


0.00 


Pilgrim Cooperative Bank 


17,723.60 






Transferred to Vanguard 








Star Fund 




(17,723.60) 


0.00 


The Mountain States 








Tel. & Tel. 4-3/8% 


4,000.00 


175.00 


0.00 


Matured, invested in 








Vanguard Star Fund 




(4,175.00) 


0.00 


Vanguard Star Fund 


60,600.58 


6,786.76 6,786.76 


3,786.76 


Transfers from other 








investments 




45,759.92 




Donations 




48,548.17 


158,695.43 


$1,556,036.01 


$363,584.52 $163,843.55 $6,627.10 $1,762,404.08 



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TOWN OF COHASSET 

GENERAL LONG-TERM DEBT GROUP OF ACCOUNTS 

STATEMENT OF LONG-TERM DEBT 

OTHER THAN WATER DEPARTMENT 

JUNE 30, 1988 



Loan and Rate 



Annual 
Principal 
Payment 



Year Due 



Outstanding 
Balance 
Amount June 30, 1988 



Sewerage-Project II-Mains for Various Streets 

$400,000.00 dated October 1, 1972, 5.1% 

$1,570.00 dated October 1, 1972 

due October 1, 1973, 4% 

(Outside debt limit Chap. 44, Sec. 8) 



School Roof Repair I-Deer Hill School 
$350,000.00, 10 years, 8.1%-8.2% 

School Roof Repair II and High School 
$150,000.00, 4 years, 6.25% 

Departmental Equipment (Buses) 
$60,000.00, 4 years, 5.65% 



Loans Authorized and Unissued: 
Addition to and Renovation of Town Hall 
Article 33, April 4, 1987 

Replacing and Repairing 
Window Wall-High School 
Article 40, April 4, 1987 

Renovating Seven Science 
Labs-High School 
Article 41, April 4, 1987 

Design & Construction of 
Wastewater Disposal System 
Article 16, May 2, 1988 

Construction of Effluent Sewers 
Article 17, May 2, 1988 

Total Loans Authorized and Unissued 



(20,000.00) 1988-1992 100,000.00 100,000.00 
(35,000.00) 1988-1994 245,000.00 245,000.00 

(37,500.00) 1988-1989 37,500.00 37,500.00 j 

(15,000.00) 1988-1990 45,000.00 45,000.00 - 

$427,500.00 

1,096,450.00 

110,000.00 

140,000.00 

1,400,000.00 

800,000.00 
3,546,450.00 



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TOWN OF COHASSET 






WATER FUND 






STATEMENT OF LONG-TERM DEBT 






JUNE 30, 1988 






Annual 


Outstanding 




Principal 


Balance 


Loan and Rate 


Payment Year Due Amount 


June 30, 1988 



Water Treatment Facility Reservoir Dam and 
Control Structure $2,500,000.00 dated 
January 24, 1978, 

Chapter 1 163, Acts of 1973 (74,000.00) 

(Outside Debt Limit) (73,000.00) 



1988-1996 
1997-2012 



592,000.00 
1,168,000.00 



1,760,000.00 



Water Distribution 
System $490,000.00 
Margin Street and 
Atlantic Avenue to 
Cunningham Bridge; 
Article 12, April 2, 1983 
(Outside Debt Limit) 

Loans Authorized and Unissued: 

Replacing Roof at Water 

Treatment Facility 

Article 3, October 26, 1987 

Clean up costs of Oil Spill 

at Lily Pond 

Article 3, May 2, 1988 

Total Loans Authorized 
: and Unissued 



(25,000.00) 1988-2003 
(15,000.00) 2004 



400,000.00 
15,000.00 415,000.00 



$2,175,000.00 



62,000.00 



100,435.27 



162,435.27 



253 



Treasurer-Collector 

Last March June Woodland was welcomed to the Treasurer-Collector's Office as the 
Part-time Accounting Clerk. She replaced Chartis Langmaid who left for full time employ- 
ment 

In April the Town was faced with an override in order to fund the operating budget for 
the upcoming fiscal year. Our free cash was depleted and our new growth was clearly not 
going to be sufficient to cover the additional funds needed to operate the Town's depart- 
ments. Jane Goedecke, Advisory Committee Chairman, the Selectmen and the Executive 
Secretary spent endless hours educating the Townspeople to the reasons for the override and 
the projected future needs of the Town. 

Many towns and cities in the Commonwealth have been faced with overrides during i 
the past few years. The small towns are at a disadvantage because the new growth figure is 
seldom enough to fill the gap between the percentage increase over the prior year's budget 
and the 2-1/2% limit on the tax levy. In May, Cohasset voted to approve the overrides 
necessary to fund the Fiscal 1989 Budget and maintain the existing services. You, the 
Townspeople, are to be commended for the time you spent learning about the reasons for the 
overrides and voting responsibly at the polls. 

We have added a new employee benefit during the past year; Deferred Compensation. 
It is a voluntary deduction and available to all employees. One of the benefits of this is that 
it has both a federal and state tax shelter. At the present time there are fifty-five employees 
enrolled. 

As I sit in my new office enjoying the privacy and additional space I can't help but 
remember what the office was like four and one-half years ago when I was appointed to fill 
the unexpired term of former Treasurer-Collector, Gordon Flint. Many of you will remember 
the Collector's Office with the counter and metal bars separating the public from the office 
staff. The Assistant Treasurer and Part-time Clerk shared an office down the hall completely 
separate from the Collector's Office. Now four years later we have a lovely new office in the 
addition to the Town Hall. 

Besides the new offices the addition includes a new two-room state coded vault in the 
basement in which to store the Town's permanent records, meeting rooms, handicapped 
access, private offices for the Department Heads and an employee kitchen and lounge. 
During the move to the new quarters many hours were spent going through old records and 
setting up files so that the data will be more accessible. Our appreciation to the Townspeople 
for supporting this project. 

Again I extend my appreciation to my staff Sally Lincoln, Nancy Snowdale and June 
Woodland for their continued support, hard work and dedication to public service. 

Elizabeth B. Ripley 
Treasurer-Collector 



254 



Report Of The Town Treasurer 

July 1, 1987 through June 30, 1988 

BALANCE IN TREASURY, July 1, 1987 



$1,837,250.93 



Received from Collector of Taxes 
Received from Town Collector 
Received from Other Sources 

TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR FISCAL 1988 

PAID:Selectmen's Warrants Nos. 53-56 

Nos. 1-53 

BALANCE IN TREASURY June 30, 1988 

DEPOSITORIES 

Name Of Bank 



8,501,940.81 

86,362.42 

9,358,243.69 



+17,946,546.92 

-18,048,019.21 
$1,735,778.64 

Balance June 30, 1988 



Arlington Trust Company 


105,546.20 


Bank of Boston 


124,901.99 


Bank of New England 


210,114.27 


Boston Safe Deposit and Trust 


351,023.04 


Boston Safe Deposit and Trust, Highway 


482.56 


Century Bank and Trust Company 


907.96 


Lincoln Trust Company, Parking Violation Account 


11,430.84 


Norfolk County Trust, BayBank 


59,811.26 


Rockland Trust Company 


259,916.36 


Shawmut Bank of Boston 


316,934.37 


South Shore Bank 


53,747.06 


State Street Bank and Trust 


4,532.96 


United States Trust 


236,279.77 


Cash in Drawer 


150.00 


TOTAL DEPOSITORIES 


$1,735,778.64 


Certificates of Deposit 




Capitol Bank $150,000.00 Matured 7/19/88 




Century Bank $ 1 50,000.00 Matured 7/19/88 




Respectfully Submitted, 




Elizabeth B. Ripley 




Treasurer-Collector 





255 



Report of the Collector 



July 1, 1987 through June 30, 1988 

TOTAL COMMITMENT OF WARRANTS 
FROM THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS — Fiscal 1988 



1986 Motor Vehicle Commitments 

1987 Motor Vehicle Commitments 

1988 Motor Vehicle Commitments 
1 988 Boat Excise Commitment 
1988 Personal Property Commitment 

1988 Real Estate Commitment (includes water & sewer liens) 

1988 Sewer Betterment, Added to Taxes 

1988 Committed Interest, Added to Taxes 

1988 Sewer Connection, Added to Taxes 

1988 Committed Interest, Added to Taxes 



5,086.44 

212,272.22 

408,239.25 

16,110.38 

80,303.59 

7,406,667.61 

1,566.26 

476.21 

55.00 

19.00 



Total Commitment of Warrants from the Harbormaster 
Total Commitment of Warrants from the Water Department 
Total Commitment of Warrants from the Sewer Department 



31,400.00 

656,330.73 

21,361.07 



TOTAL ABATEMENT CERTIFICATES FROM 
THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS — Fiscal 1988 



Levy of 1985 

Motor Vehicle 



2,940.00 



Levy of 1986 

Motor Vehicle 



1,386.22 



Levy of 1987 
Boat Excise 
Motor Vehicle 
Real Estate 



600.00 

11,850.27 

3,439.80 



Levy of 1988 
Boat Excise 
Motor Vehicle 
Personal Property 
Real Estate 



2,048.42 

7,980.16 

114.22 

55.854.8J 



$86,213.91 



256 



Total Abatements from the Harbormaster 

Fiscal 1988 316.00 

Total Abatements from the Water and Sewer Departments 

Water 6,436.70 

Sewer 425.90 

Interest 552.37 

Unpaid Taxes and Charges 
June 30, 1988 

29.81 
154.15 
1,767.93 
1,637.88 
1391.21 
264,709.39 
198,393.65 
381.00 
1,775.40 
$470,240.42 

Departmental: 

Ambulance Services 5 1 ,465 .70 

Mooring Fees 2,244.00 

Rentals & Miscellaneous — 

Lien, Demolition of Bldg. 500.00 

Veterans* Assistance 1,364.54 

Town Hall — 

Lien, Board of Health/Sewer System 9,647.20 

$65,221.44 



1986 


Personal Property 


1987 


Personal Property 


1988 


Personal Property 


1986 


Real Estate 


1987 


Real Estate 


1988 


Real Estate 


1984-1988 


Motor Vehicle Excise 


1987 


Boat Excise 


1988 


Boat Excise 



Water Department: 

Water Meters 85,674.93 

Water Miscellaneous -3,561 .33 

Water Services -3,903.52 

$78,210.08 

Sewer Department: 

Sewer Use Charges 7,900.62 

Sewer Betterment, Added to Taxes, Fiscal 1988 48.75 

Committed Interest, Added to Taxes, Fiscal 1988 14.63 

$7,964.00 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Elizabeth B. Ripley 
Treasurer-Collector 



257 



Board of Assessors 



To the Citizens of the Town of Cohasset: 

As this report is going to press, the Assessor's office is proceeding with the third Tri- 
ennial update of all property values as mandated by the passage of Proposition 2-1/2. For 
fiscal 1990 all values in Town must increase to 100% of market value as of January 1 , 1989. 
To accomplish this, we presently have men in the field verifying all data. 

Since our last re-valuation, sales of homes have been slower; market prices have 
somewhat stabilized and are more in line with historic increases, with the exception of some 
of the larger homes. 

Last years tax rate was $14.63 compared to the prior years rate of $12.98, a difference 
of $1.65 or a 12-1/2% increase. The passage of the over-ride last year accounted for $1 .49 
of the increase. Without the over-ride the tax rate would have been approximately $ 1 3 . 14 or 
a 1-1/2% increase over the prior year. 

The addition of $20,000,000.00 of new construction was instrumental in keeping our 
tax rate down, providing some $260,000.00 of additional revenue. We do not foresee this 
large amount of new construction helping us again and we therefore must not depend upon 
large sums of new construction to help carry our tax burden. 

Keeping in mind that the function of the Board of Assessors is to spread the burden of 
the tax levy, fairly and equitably, over individual taxpayers, we are working diligently to 
accomplish the re-valuation task to achieve equitable valuations. Without the support and 
great work of our office staff Dorothy Graham and Janice Rosano, the accomplishment of 
these tasks would not be possible. 

Respectfully submitted, 

The Board of Assessors 
Thomas Duggan 
Michael Patrolia 
James Lagrotteria 



258 



Capital Budget Committee 

During 1988 the Capital Budget Committee held frequent meetings to consider requests 
for Departmental outlays exceeding $10,000. for any given item of capital equipment. Our 
recommendations have been discussed orally with the Selectmen, the Advisory Board and 
other interested people. At Town Meetings we have made presentations in writing for 
consideration. 

The Capital Budget Committee wishes to express its continuing concern about the 
following: 

1 . We have been receiving requests for outlays, which are very large in the aggregate. 
We are likely to need frequent future Proposition 2-1/2 overrides if we wish to go 
ahead with several of these pending large projects. 

To help finance these large capital costs, we believe there is a need to consider 
possible new sources of funds, such as greater fees for various services. 

2. If our Committee is to function efficiently, we need to know of large projects at least 
four years in advance. Often, we do not get more than one year's advance notice. 

Respectfully submitted, 

The Capital Budget Committee 
Edwin Tebbetts, Chairman 
Richard Avery 
Robert Jackson 
Joseph McElroy 



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Building Department 

The following is a report of the Building Department for the year 1988. 

Building Permits Issued 368 

Building Permit Fees Paid to Treasurer $58,486.00 
Estimated Cost of Construction for Permits $8,517,847.00 

Building Inspected for Group Occupancy 13 

Group Occupancy Fees Paid to Treasurer $660.00 

Occupancy Permits 24 

Fees for Occupancy Permits $600.00 

Plumbing Permits Issued 153 

Plumbing Inspector Paid for Services $3,900.00 

Plumbing Fees Paid to Treasurer $6,812.00 

Gas Permits Issued 101 

Gas Inspector Paid for Services $ 1 ,547.00 

Gas Fees Paid to Treasurer $1,615.00 

Fees Collected for Use of Copy Machine $26.45 

Zoning Maps & Bylaws Fees Collected $720.00 

Donald G. Robbins 

Building Inspector/Zoning Officer 



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Planning Board 

The Cohasset Planning Board, under the authority granted to it by Massachusetts 
General Laws Chapter 40A, Chapter 41 and the Cohasset Zoning Bylaws, fulfilled the 
following responsibilities in 1988: 

* Reviewed nine subdivisions not requiring approvals; 

* Reviewed for initial consideration or final approval six Site Plans for 
the Highway Business, Light Industry and Downtown Business Districts; 

* Reviewed for initial consideration or final approval five subdivisions; 

* Continued monitoring of approved Cluster Developments; 

* Continued monitoring of approved subdivisions; 

* Proposed for inclusion in the Zoning Bylaws the following additions: 

* Definitions for Private Docks and Marina. 

* Signed the Housing Agreement with EOCD to provide for affordable housing in 
Cohasset; 

* Reviewed plans submitted by Deck Point to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a 
Comprehensive Permit to build 128 housing units on Route 3 A, of which a 
portion would be affordable housing. 

* Reviewed plans submitted by Crystal Woods Development for 60 housing units 
on Route 3 A, of which a portion would be affordable housing; 

* Submitted two (2) Articles at the Annual and Special Town Meetings for the 
establishment of a Municipal Housing Authority and an incentive to developers 

to build affordable housing. 

The Planning Board eagerly awaits moving to our new office at Town Hall, sometime 
during the month of January. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert H. Sturdy, Chairman 
John F. O'Toole, Vice Chairman 
Daniel C. Cotton, Clerk 
Patrick A. Plante 
Alfred S. Moore, Jr. 



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Metropolitan Area Planning Council 

During fiscal year 1988, which runs from July 1, 1987 through June 30, 1988, the 
community contributed . 1 854 per capita, or $ 1 ,362 to MAPC for regional planning services. 

With the support of Cohasset and 100 other communities in the metropolitan Boston 
area, MAPC provided planning services, information and advice for subregional and region- 
wide initiatives in the areas of land use, economic development, housing, transportation and 
environmental quality. 

Projects completed during calendar year 1988 and of direct benefit to Cohasset include: 

The South Shore Coalition received a $125,000 Legislative line item to prepare a 
subregional solid waste management plan. MAPC staff assisted with the applica- 
tion and will work on the plan. 

With assistance from MAPC staff, the South Shore Coalition was also awarded a 
$50,000 grant to document effects of the affordable housing crisis, perform a 
housing market analysis and determine the feasibility of a regional housing trust 
The following MAPC publications are a result of that grant 

"The Housing Affordability Problem: What Does It Mean To The South Shore?" 
"Reading in Housing Trusts, Land Trusts and Related Housing Support Mecha- 
nisms" 

"Readings in Regional Development Impact Review*' 

"Affordable Housing: Local Initiatives Within the State Context" 

MAPC staff has begun work on a $44,000 subregional Septage Management Plan 
for the South Shore Coalition. The plan, which will evaluate disposal options, will 
be completed in June. 

Regionally, MAPC continued to work on MetroPlan 2000, the agency ' s comprehensive 
regional plan, developing new population, employment and retail trade forecasts; an 
inventory of more than 600 vacant commercial and industrial sites; and several resource 
papers on affordable housing issues, regional transportation improvements and land use 
projects. MAPC also worked for additional funds for local pavement management programs 
and coordinated the local TIP review, which provides federal funds for local highway 
projects. 

Finally, MAPC completed prototype projects which are applicable to all communities. 
For example, in Cambridge the agency developed a transportation management zoning report 
which provides land use recommendations designed to reduce site-specific traffic. 

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MAPC appreciates the continued support of Cohasset, and looks forward to further 
service in the years ahead. 

Sincerely, 

Martha K. Gjesteby 
MAPC Representative 



Conservation Commission 



The Conservation Commission's primary responsibility is the continuing protection of 
Cohasset's wetland resource areas through the interpretation, administration and enforce- 
ment of the Wetlands Protection Act (Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 131, Section 
40). The Commission held many public hearings for applicants who proposed construction 
or other work on or near the wetlands. 

The Commission presently meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 
p.m. Each public hearing is preceded by an on-site inspection by commissioners who walk 
the property and view the location of the proposed work. Commissioners also attend meetings 
and workshops sponsored by such groups as the Massachusetts Department of Environ- 
mental Engineering, the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions and the 
Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Locally, commission members attend Planning Board, 
Board of Health and other town board meetings whenever their deliberations affect areas 
under our jurisdiction. 

The Commission accepted the resignations of Austin O'Toole, Dean Harrold, James 
Cox and Paula Logan. We wish to extend our thanks to them for their dedicated service. 
Veneta Roebuck, John Bryant and Jeffrey Waal were welcomed as new members. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Patricia C. Buckley, Chairman 
Merle S. Brown 
John K. Bryant 
William H. Parmenter 
Veneta Roebuck 
Jeffrey C.Waal 



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Board of Health 



In 1988 Dr. John Burns chose not to run for re-election; Michael Sullivan was elected 
in April. During the Board's reorganization, Sharon L. Becker was elected Chairman and 
William E. Baird, Clerk. Dr. Joseph R. Godzik continues as Health Agent with Carol Oteri- 
Puffer, Administrative Assistant. 

During the year the Board of Health assigned the present Cedar Street landfill as a Solid 
Waste Disposal Facility in anticipation of the construction of a transfer station. The Board 
will continue to operate the Solid Waste Disposal Facility which will consist of a transfer 
station, landfill recycling and composting operations. The Board commends the Disposal 
Area Study Committee for its work in securing design engineers and a construction bid for 
the transfer station. 

A Building Committee was appointed by the Selectmen to oversee the construction of 
the transfer station. Their first action was to appoint a Clerk of the Works, Gary Ainslie, who 
will work closely with the contractor to assure that specifications are met and that the 
financial interests of the Town are protected. The Committee will be meeting regularly during 
the construction project 

The Town is complying with an order issued in 1987, requiring a leachate collection and 
disposal system. So far the hydrogeological report has been completed. Work involved 
installing thirteen wells, including some into the bedrock which lies under the landfill. 
Testing so far has indicated virtually no contamination of the ground or surface waters 
adjacent to the landfill. The leachate collection system will be designed once permission is 
received from the Department of Environmental Quality Engineering. A topographical 
survey of the landfill was done and an estimate of the remaining life made. About three to four 
years of filling at the current rate remain. Construction of the transfer station will begin in 
early 1989 and should be completed in July 1989. 

At the Annual Town Meeting a mandatory recycling bylaw was passed. Residents are 
required to recycle newspapers, glass, aluminum, scrap metal, returnable containers with 
deposits and yard wastes. About eight to ten tons of newspapers are recycled each week. Once 
the transfer station is in operation there will be a cost avoidance/savings of $55/ton or $400 
to $500 per week. It is hoped that corrugated cardboard will be recycled beginning in 1989. 
The expanded and rejuvenated Recycling Committee is looking into markets for recycling 
plastics, especially high density polyethylene (HPDE.) To provide for better leaf and yard 
waste composting, an expanded area is being prepared. Application has been made to the 
State for grants to reimburse the cost of site preparation and equipment for both composting 
and recycling. 

Recycling education will take a great step forward in 1989 with the distribution of 
instructional cards for recycling and the creation of the CARE logo, "Cohasset Agrees to 



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Recycle Everything," by Goodwin Graphics on calendars and stickers at no cost to the Town. 

Camp, Dresser and McKee has finished its studies regarding ground and surface water 
flows in the area of Cohasset Heights, Ltd. landfill, and potential contamination and risk to 
Lily Pond, the Town' s main water supply. A final report is due in early 1989. Work by HMM 
Associates to determine the impact of Cohasset Heights, Ltd. on adjacent wetlands indicated 
that wetlands are, in fact, being stressed. Further studies have been conducted in accordance 
with their recommendations. 

Enforcement of the Hazardous Materials Bylaw was more effective during 1988. This 
resulted in testing of many underground storage tanks and the removal of several others 
which were quite old or had developed leaks either in the tank or the piping associated with 
the tanks. Efforts are being made to reduce the cost of residential inspections. The Board also 
passed a regulation requiring testing of underground storage tanks prior to the sale of any 
property in the town. 

Shell fishing continued to be banned in all Cohasset Waters due to high bacteria counts. 
At the end of the year a trend toward higher bacteria counts was noted. The reason for this 
is not known. A study by the consulting firm, IEP, Inc., on Little Harbor indicated that water 
fowl make significant contributions to the high bacteria counts in that area. 

Another very successful Health Fair sponsored by the Board of Health, the Social 
Service League and the Council on Aging was conducted in May. This annual event attracted 
increased numbers of visitors and participants and provided a wider range of services than 
past fairs. 

Two Household Hazardous Waste Collection days were conducted jointly with the 
towns of Hingham, Hull and Scituate. Total cost of disposal of various hazardous household 
items such as paint, aerosol cans, chemicals, pesticides, oil and asbestos was $36,375. In 
excess of one hundred households from the four communities participated. A portion of 
Cohasset' s disposal costs was funded with a $1,751 grant allocated by the Massachusetts 
Department of Environmental Management. 

In early 1989 the offices of the Board of Health will move from Elm Street to the Town 
Hall. The new location will be in the old office of the Town Clerk. 

SUMMARY OF REVENUES COLLECTED 
& INCOME PRODUCED 1988 

1987 1988 

Municipal Landfill $20,149.50 $20,477.00 

Private Landfill 31,149.50 78,546.13 

Engineering Fees 700.00 — — 



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Recycling —0— 810.56 

Copies 156.10 124.80 
All Others 

(Licenses, Permits, Fees & Tests) 16,768.97 17,749.00 

TOTALS $69,768.97 $117,707.49 



Respectfully submitted, 

Sharon L. Becker, Chairman 

Michael H. Sullivan, Member of the Board 

William E. Baird, Clerk 



Disposal Area Study Committee 

At the annual Town Meeting in April 1988, $550,000 was requested by the Disposal 
Area Study Committee and appropriated for the construction of a Transfer Station at the 
disposal area on Cedar Street. Following the Town Meeting, the Committee held regular 
meetings with SEA Consultants (Engineers for the Transfer Station) to continue the process 
of designing the Transfer Station. 

On May 16, 1988, the Board of Selectmen met with the Board of Health and approved 
a change of the Disposal Area Committee's jurisdiction from the Board of Selectmen to the 
Board of Health. A subsequent meeting was held on May 19, 1988 with the Board of Health, 
the Recycling Committee, the Disposal Area Superintendent, the Park Department Superin- 
tendent and SEA to review the preliminary design of the Transfer Station. At that meeting, 
topographical survey results were presented to show that the disposal area has approximately 
four years of space remaining. The various representatives at the meeting presented concerns 
and suggestions for the final transfer facility design. 

The next meeting was held on June 14 with the Board of Health, the Recycling Monitor 
and SEA representatives. SEA members agreed to present an option package to the various 
committees in two weeks, since many questions about the design had been raised by the 
participants. On July 12, SEA presented the option package and recommendations. SEA did 
not attend the meeting on July 20 when the options were discussed but did attend a July 29 
meeting along with the Board of Health, Board of Selectmen, the Disposal Area Superinten- 
dent, and the Recycling Committee. At that meeting, SEA indicated that final design would 
be available in a month. On September 20 at a Board of Health meeting, SEA indicated that 
the bid opening date would be October 27. Design plans had not yet been finalized. September 
29 the Disposal Area Study Committee held a meeting. 



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At that meeting, the Committee was informed that on September 22 an interim disposal 
offer had been made by SEMASS. That offer would eliminate the need for disposal of trash 
at the PERC facility in Maine. The Board of Health was informed of the offer and negotiated 
and approved the terms of the offer at a meeting on October 11. 

Final specifications and plans were received from SEA on October 21 and the bid 
opening date was moved to November 3 at the Selectmen's Office. Subsequently, the contract 
was awarded to Sciaba Construction Corp. with work to begin as soon as all DEQE 
requirements have been satisfied. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Disposal Area Study Committee 
Priscilla Tebbetts, Chairperson 
Donald DeMichele 
Donna French 
Arthur Pompeo 
Jeffrey Power 
Eleanor Smith 
Anson Whealler 

Plymouth County 
Mosquito Control Project 

The Commissioners of the Plymouth County Mosquito Project are pleased to submit 
the following report of our activities during 1988. 

The Project is a special district created by the State Legislature in 1957, and is now 
composed of 23 Plymouth County towns, the City of Brockton, and the Town of Cohasset 
in Norfolk County. The Project is a regional response to a regional problem and provides a 
way of organizing specialized equipment, specially trained employees, and mosquito control 
professionals into a single agency with a broad geographical area of responsibility. 

1988 was a year of significant challenges. Many of the concepts, equipment, and 
procedures implemented over the last five years were tested by unusual summer heat and 
record July rainfall. Trap collections of flood- water mosquitoes were at a ten year high across 
much of New England. In Plymouth County, efforts aimed at immature larval mosquitoes 
reduced populations significandy. Follow-up ultra low volume spraying reduced adult 
populations to tolerable levels in a short time. The technology and procedures that are in place 
now are far more effective and efficient than those of a decade ago. Special efforts were put 
forth by the field crews who worked in the excessive heat 

The threat of the mosquito transmitted disease Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) was 
low in 1988. There was some concern that this season's surge in summer flood-water 
mosquitoes (Aedes vexans) might result in transmission of the virus to people, and some 
additional spraying was done. Vims was recovered from bird feeding mosquitoes, but no 
horse or human cases occurred. The recurring problem of EEE in Southeastern Massachu- 



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setts continues to ensure cooperation between this Project and the Massachusetts Department 
of Public Health. 

Other significant developments included an increase in membership. The Town of 
Kingston joined the regional project on July 1 , and began receiving the same services as other 
member towns. In addition, our systematic trapping program was expanded in all towns 
beginning July 1, thereby providing more complete information on which to base control 
decisions. Finally, a specially designed tracked vehicle has been acquired which makes 
possible inspections of the more remote and inaccessible areas. 

The figures specific to the Town of Cohasset are given below. While mosquitoes do not 
respect town lines, the information given below does provide a tally of the activities which 
have had the greatest impact on the health and comfort of Cohasset residents. 

1 . Insecticide Application. 4,128 acres were treated using truck mounted sprayers for 
control of adult mosquitoes. More than one application was made to the same site 
if mosquitoes reinvaded the area. The first treatments were made in May and the last 
in September. 

Our greatest effort has been targeted at mosquitoes in the larval stage, which can be 
found in woodland pools, swamps, marshes, and other standing water areas. 
Inspectors continually gather data on these sites and treat with highly specific 
larvicides when immature mosquitoes are present. Last year a total of 105 inspec- 
tions were made to 64 catalogued breeding sites. 

Finally, we have been tracking complaint response time, that is the time between 
notice of a mosquito problem and response by one of our inspectors. The complaint 
response time in the Town of Cohasset was less than three days. 

2. Water Management. During 1988, crews removed blockages, brush and other 
obstructions from 1,400 linear feet of ditches and streams to prevent overflows or 
stagnation that can result in mosquito breeding. This work together with machine 
reclamation is most often carried out in the fall and winter. 

3. Machine Reclamation. 1,036 linear feet of ditch was reconstructed in Cohasset 
using one of the Project's three track driven backhoes. 

4. Mosquito Species. Coquillettidia per turbans was the dominant mosquito col- 
lected in the Cohasset trap. Other important mosquitoes collected included Aedes 
vexans and Culiseta melanura. 

We encourage citizens or municipal officials to call our office for information about 
mosquitoes, mosquito-borne diseases, control practices, or any other matters of 
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Fire Department 

I hereby submit the annual report of the Cohasset Fire Department for the year ending 
December 31, 1988. 

A statistical analysis of the Department responses for the year is as follows: 

Structure Fires 44 

Motor Vehicle Accidents 39 

Motor Vehicle Fires 16 

Medical Calls 480 

Brush/Outdoor Fires 53 

Investigations 248 

Assistance/Miscellaneous 195 

Inspection 315 

Total 1,390 

Mutual aid to surrounding towns: 

Rendered 136 

Received 61 

At the end of 1988, the Cohasset Fire Department was operating the following 
apparatus out of the single fire station at 44 Elm Street. 

Engine 21, 1987 Pierce Dash 1250 GPM Pumper. 

Engine 2, 1961 Pirsch 750 GPM Pumper. 

Engine 23, 1979 Farrar/Duplex 1250 GPM Pumper. 

Ladder 1, 1978 Seagrave 100 Foot Aerial Ladder. 

Forestry 1, 1982 Farrar/Ford 4 WD 100 GPM Brush Fire Pumper. 

A-28, 1985 Wheeled Coach/Ford Class 1 Ambulance. 

Car 20, 1987 Ford 4-Door Sedan. 



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The medical calls that the Department responds to are continuing to increase in 
numbers. The statistical breakdown of the ambulance responses is as follows: 

Total Runs 573 

Number of Persons Transported 346 

Persons Treated at Scene 201 

Mutual Aid Rendered 98 

Mutual Aid Received 7 

Total Miles Traveled 10,653 

The Hydraulic Rescue Equipment approved at the 1988 Town Meeting arrived and will 
be placed into service during the first part of 1989. The unit should greatly enhance our ability 
for rescue of trapped victims. 

The Firefighters were able to save several structures from destructive fires, but two of 
the major losses illustrate the adverse firefighting conditions in New England. The fire of 
January 1 5 on Jerusalem Road Drive occurred with temperatures below zero, while at the fire 
of August 5 at Dwyer's Cleaning Spot, it was hot and humid with temperatures over ninety 
degrees. 

The Department has sent two Captains to training sessions on the use of the Norfolk 
County Hazardous Material Unit This unit will be used to assist in containing a hazardous 
material incident until major response teams can arrive and begin cleanup procedures. There 
have been several personnel changes. The Board of Selectmen appointed William A. Sestito 
and Francis X. Mahoney, Jr. in March, from the Civil Service list to fill vacancies in the 
Department. In September, Firefighter Peter Trask resigned and the Board of Selectmen have 
appointed James F. Curley to that position. All three were call firefighters and I am sure will 
be assets to the Fire Department. 

The renovations of the Fire/Police building were halted when monies for that purpose 
were recalled at the Annual Town Meeting. The committee responsible for those plans 
deserves many thanks for a lot of hard work. A new committee has been appointed to provide 
plans for the much needed renovations and is expected to present them at the 1989 Annual 
Town Meeting. 

In conclusion, I would like to extend to the citizens of Cohasset, the Board of Selectmen, 
the heads and members of all Town Departments and Committees my sincere thanks and 
appreciation for their cooperation and assistance. I would also like to thank the officers and 
men of the Fire Department for their understanding, cooperation and assistance. Without this 
support it would be near impossible to carry out the activities of the Department 

Respectfully submitted, 

Daniel F. Brock 
Chief of Department 

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Police Department 

I hereby submit the Annual Report of the Cohasset Police Department. This report 
includes activities and statistical data from January 1, 1988 through December 31, 1988. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Joseph M. Kealey, Chief 
Cohasset Police Department 



Annual Report 




Cohasset Police Department 




Uniform Crime Report 


1988 Statistics 


Offense 


Reported 


Assaults 


23 


Breaking & Entering 


19 


B&E Larceny from M/V 


41 


Larceny 


78 


Larceny of M/V 


6 


Vandalism/Malicious Destruction of Property 


132 


Motor Vehicle Accidents Investigated 


158 


Traffic Citations Issued 


1,913 


Residential & Business alarms answered 


657 


Stolen motor vehicles recovered 


2 


Official complaints received 


3,790 


Department vehicles-patrol mileage 


168,220 


Special details 


635 



Record of Arrests 

Offense Male Female 

Abuse Petition 3 

Assault & Battery/DW 1 

Assault & Battery/PO 1 

Attempted Murder 1 

Breaking & Entering 5 



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Male Female 

CHINS 1 

Conspiracy/Violate drug laws 1 

Disorderly Conduct 2 

Larceny 2 

Larceny M/V 3 

Lewd & Lascivious 1 

Malicious destruction/property 4 

Minor in possession of alcohol 23 1 

Motor Vehicle violations 9 3 

Operating under the influence 28 2 

Possession of Dangerous Weapon 1 

Possession of narcotics 6 

Procuring alcohol/minor 1 

Protective custody 43 6 

Trespassing 4 

Violation/Town By-Law 1 

Warrant of apprehension 1 

Warrant arrests 33 5 

Total arrests — 192 

Fees Returned to General Fund 

Court fines & assessments $16,467.50 

Parking Violations 1 1 ,644.00 

Paid detail surcharge 6,330.73 

License fees 728.00 

Requests for police reports 7 12.00 

Restitution 1,210.35 

Miscellaneous 120.09 

$37,212.67 



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Wire Department 

I herewith submit the annual report of the Wire Department for the year 1988. 

Fire and Traffic Signals 

Some three thousand feet of fire alarm cable was installed this past year replacing old 
wire and new installations. Four new alarm boxes were added to the system. All alarm boxes 
were tested and retimed. Traffic lights were kept in working condition and painted. Many of 
the present traffic lights need replacing due to age and parts no longer available. 

Wire Inspections 

All work done by electrical contractors was inspected by the Department and fees 
turned in to the Town Treasurer. 

Town Buildings 

All electrical work and repairs were done by the Wire Department in and on buildings 
owned by the Town. 

I wish to thank the Board of Selectmen for their cooperation with the department and 
to all the men who worked with me in a busy year — a job well done. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Stephen F. Wigmore 
Superintendent of Wire Department 

Animal Control 



The Animal Control Department has had a busy year. A rise in dog and wildlife 
complaints account for most of the department's calls. 

Many dogs have been impounded this past year and, unfortunately, most were 
unlicensed. I would like to remind Cohasset residents that any dog three months or older must 
be licensed annually. Dog licenses are available at the Town Clerk's office during business 
hours. 

I am looking forward to working with all of you this year. If you have any questions 
about the Town's control law or your pets, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William P. Quigley 
Animal Control Officer 

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Police/Fire Station Renovation Committee 



This committee reports the following: 

The Committee was formed August 15, 1988, and Gerard Buckley, David J. Chase, 
Francis Collins, William Higgins, Barbara Moore, Joseph Kealey and Daniel Brock are 
members of the committee. 

At its first meeting Barbara Moore was elected Chairman, Gerard Buckley, Vice 
Chairman, and David J. Chase, Secretary. 

The committee is charged with developing plans for renovation of the building interior 
and exterior to halt any further deterioration and to bring the building up to standards as 
prescribed by local and state building codes and familiarizing itself with all state require- 
ments re female accommodations in both Police and Fire Departments and include such 
facilities also handicapped access if applicable. 

We have met with the Advisory Board and have been told not to exceed $600,000 in 
renovating the Police/Fire Station; the Selectmen have further added to our original call the 
request to investigate and include in renovation the 911 communication system. We have 
investigated the 911 communication system and recommend that the Selectmen's office 
contact the telephone company and advise the company whether or not it should proceed with 
the installation of the system. 

We have further recommended that the updating of the communication system for the 
Police Department be worked out between the Selectmen and the Police Chief. 

In meeting with the Advisory Board we advised it that furniture, lockers and other 
needed equipment not be included in the renovation costs. The Advisory Board awarded the 
sum of up to $9,000 to the committee for costs of a schematic plan and advised us that it and 
the Selectmen felt that the Town would not approve over $600,000 for the total renovation 
of the physical plant We were informed in our meeting with the Advisory Board that the 
gasoline tanks must be removed at time of renovation and it did not necessarily have to be 
within the renovation budget 

We have advertised in the Central Register for architects to do a schematic plan — the 
cost of the entire renovation not to exceed $600,000 We intend to submit an article at the 
Annual Town Meeting in April. 

Respectfully submitted, 
B. J. Moore, Chairman 



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PUBLIC WORKS 



Highway Department 

To the Board of Selectmen and Citizens of Cohasset; 

The Following is my report for the year 1988: 

During the months of January, February and March we concentrated our efforts on snow 
removal and ice control. Once again, I feel we can all be proud of the job the men in my 
Department and the hired contractors have done in keeping our streets safe during the winter 
months. Cohasset is indeed one of the safest towns for travel after a snow storm. For that we 
can thank these conscientious workers. 

With any break in weather, my department worked on the repair and/or replacement of 
catch basins and connecting pipes. In all, thirteen basins were repaired and one (1) new 
manhole was installed. One Hundred and eighty feet of aluminum pipe was installed at Sandy 
Cove along with one new manhole. 

Once the good weather arrived, we started our program of road sweeping. Every street 
was swept and cleaned of the build-up of sand and general winter debris. During the following 
months the sweeper was out frequently, keeping the streets clean. 

The Highway Department was also active in resurfacing sidewalks in 1988. A total of 
6,265 feet of sidewalks were resurfaced. Eight hundred and ten (8 1 0) tons of asphalt was used 
for grader patching on various roads. 

During the year my part-time help painted all fences and replaced or repaired signs 
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In closing, I would like to extend special thanks to my men. A special thanks to Stephen 
Wigmore of the Wire Department, Ben Curley of the Water Department and Peter Laugelle 
of the Tree & Park Department for their continued support and cooperation. 

Respectfully Yours, 

Harold W.Litchfield 
Highway Surveyor 



Tree, Park, & Cemetery Departments 

I hereby submit my annual report for the Tree, Park & Cemetery Departments. 

The Tree & Park Department maintains all school grounds, parks, commons and 
cemeteries in town. We also care for trees along roadsides. Each year this department tries 
to complete one or two capital projects. This year the department is concentrating on over 
seeding the playing field and commons. This process involves putting seed into the ground 
so that there is no loss of growth. This ensures a playing area that is safe, also it extends the 
life of the playgrounds. This is done every three to four years. 

The department is also doing extensive road work to clear all dangerous and dead 
branches and widening the road back for safe passage. Due to a mild winter a lot more time 
is spent on projects on the outside. 

I would like to thank the Wire, Highway and Water Department for their assistance in 
this department's day to day work and for the extra effort in assisting us with special projects 
that we undertake. 

Peter G. Laugelle 
Superintendent 



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Sewer Commission 

The Town's wastewater treatment plant maintained its superior operating record in 
1988, and the Commissioners continued to be well satisfied with the performance of the 
private contractor who is operating and maintaining the plant. Except for this, the year was 
one of frustration for the Commissioners and the Town. 

As noted in the 1987 report, the DEQE finally approved the Hull-Cohasset project 
under which Cohasset would decommission its small plant and convert it to a pumping 
station. Cohasset' s wastewater would be pumped to Hull and would be treated in the 
oversized Hull wastewater treatment facility. The Town Meetings of Hull and Cohasset 
approved this project in 1988, and Cohasset voters subsequently approved a Proposition 
2 - 1/2 override (override approval was not required by the Town of Hull). An Inter-Municipal 
Agreement for the project was negotiated and signed by both towns. In summary, all 
requirements for the project were completed by both towns, but it appears to be a casualty — 
for the time being at least — of the Commonwealth ' s fiscal crisis. The State has informed the 
Town that funding for the project will not be available. 

The Sewer Commissioners plan to make a strong effort for satisfactory funding in 1989. 
They will also study the possible alternatives requiring a lower level of State funding with 
no increase in the funding already approved by the Cohasset Town Meeting and the 
Proposition 2 1/2 override. At this time, it is not possible to forecast the outcome of these 
efforts. 

F. Charles DeSantis 
Chairman 

Water Commission 

During 1988 the Water Department produced 216,910,000 gallons of water. Reservoir 
levels remained sufficient this year with a rainfall of 45.78 inches. 

The distribution system was increased with 4200 feet of additional water main. Seven 
hydrants were added and 161 existing meters were replaced. Twenty four new customers 
were connected to our system. 

Increased testing of the water supply was continued in compliance with Federal and 
State regulations. This will, in accordance with those laws, be further expanded in 1990. 

We would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to Lot E. Bates for his years of 
service to the Town and this department as Water Commissioner, and other capacities over 
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We would like to extend a welcome to James Sheerin who was elected in April for a 
three year term. 

The Board of Water Commissioners would like to extend their appreciation to 
Superintendent Benjamin F. Curley and the men and women of the department for their good 
work and dedication to the community. We would like to thank all departments for their 
cooperation with special thanks to Highway Surveyor, Harold Litchfield, and his men. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ronald H. Goodwin 
William J. Montuori 
James R. Sheerin 
COMMISSIONERS 

Benjamin F. Curley 
SUPERINTENDENT 



Cemetery Study Committee 

During 1988 the Committee hired a Consulting Engineer to assist in the site selection 
for a new cemetery. After field inspections of 1 5 sites, the committee selected portions of the 
School Department land in the Cushing Road, Smith Place and Pleasant Street area as the best 
location. After months of meetings with the School Committee and School Facilities 
Committee, we were successful in having the School Committee vote to transfer the land to 
the Selectmen. 

During the Fall of 1988 we presented ourproposal to all Town Boards, Committees, and 
abutters. 

The Committee expects to have articles in the 1989 Annual Meeting Warrant for money 
to complete the engineering plans and specifications. 

Glenn A. Pratt, Chairman 



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Government Island Study Committee 

This volunteer Committee was voted by the residents of Cohasset in 1946. We operate 
without a budget The Committee consists of seven community-minded members whose 
main interests is the town and the preservation of Government Island — one of Cohasset's 
most historic landmarks. 

The Committee make recommendations to the Selectmen who evaluate and accept or 
reject our suggestions. 

During 1988 we held two meetings to discuss the following: 

1 . The question of Hugo's Restaurant using the parking lot on Government Island. 

2. Apartments and low income housing 

3. Condition of the Island and improvements 

4. Reconstruction of the top section of Minot's Light on the Island. 

The Chairman and other members of the Committee attended a meeting of the 
Selectmen to hear and discuss the use of the parking lot by Hugo's. 

The Committee feels that "Government Island" is one of the Town's greatest assets — 
historically, commercially and recreationally. We want it to be used, appreciated and loved 
by all — townspeople and visitors. 

Again I want to thank the Committee members for their interest and support. As I have 
said many times, this is a volunteer group and it takes a certain type of individual to take on 
this particular responsibility. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury, Chairman 

Vivian McCormack, Secretary 

Richard P. Barrow 

Robert W. Davenport 

Edward J. Figueiredo 

Noel A. Ripley 

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Milliken/Lillard Study Committee 

At its December 7, 1987 meeting, the Board of Selectmen voted to establish a new 
Milliken/Lillard Field Study Committee, said study to concentrate on the present and future 
need for athletic fields for use by the School Department and by the community at large. The 
study is to concentrate on the Milliken and Lillard Fields and to include, but not be limited 
to, a review of plans for Lillard Field which were presented at the Special Town Meeting of 
October 26, 1987; said committee to include two members recommended by the School 
Committee, one of whom may be a committee member; two members of the Recreation 
Commission, one of whom may be a commission member; three members from the 
community at-large. 

The new Commitee was organized and new objectives established to expand existing 
Milliken Field toward existing Lillard Field. With engineering assistance, plans and speci- 
fications are being completed to install drainage and regrade approximately four acres of 
additional land which will expand Milliken Field to nearly ten acres of grassed play surface. 

Future plans will include relocating the baseball diamond and track and the location of 
the varsity field. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Wayne Sawchuk, Chairman 



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HUMAN SERVICES 




Trustees of the Paul Pratt Memorial Librar 



Following major additions to the Library ' s trust funds, as reported last year, th< trustees 
devoted attention in 1988 to reviewing policies for managing these funds. We ccnsulted 
townspeople who are professionals in the field, and are grateful for their advice. In February 
we adopted a formula for apportioning principal and income to twelve named funis. In 
September and December we adopted other policies and guidelines for use of these finds. 
The funds, and the dates they were given to the Library, are: 



Alexander Williams 


1901 


Susannah Stoddard 


1903 


Alice Knowles 


1908 


Mary Williams 


1913 


Horace Wadleigh 


1914 


Edith Bates 


1930 


Florence Bates 


1944 


Fabian Fall 


1945 


Evelyn B. Wood 


1983-87 


Nantasket Library Memorial 


1987 


Herbert T. Stoddard 


1987 


Ruth S. Chute 


1987-88 



In March, the Trustees were advised that a bequest was made under the will of Mercie 
B. Nichols, who died November 30, 1987. As of this report the bequest has not been 
distributed. 

The trust funds are invested in Vanguard Star Fund, a balanced no-load mutual fund. 
For the year ending 12/3 1/88, total return was 19%. Income to be spent in the current fiscal 
year is 6.6% of year-end fund value. 

A "Gifts Notebook" is on display in the New Book Room, showing how these funds are 
used. 



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At the annual town meeting, the Trustees proposed an amendment to the town personnel 
bylaw. The proposal, designed to clarify the powers of the town Personnel Committee, was 
not adopted by town meeting. 

In April, David Wadsworth resigned from the board after three years of service, and 
Katherine H. Sturtevant was elected new member. We thank both for their willingness to 
serve. 

In May we responded to an Advisory Committee request to show how a 15% budget 
cut would affect the Library. This is exactly the same question we responded to in October 
1980, wher "Proposition 2-1/2*' was about to be adopted. We noted that a 15% cut in fiscal 
year 1982neant a reduction in open hours of 12 hours (17% cut in staff) and an equal cut in 
the book ludget. We asked: "How can the Library make another cut like that?" We are glad 
for libraiy users that town officials did not recommend such a cut, and that town meeting 
approve! an override in order to maintain services. 

Iirough the year progress was made in entering the Library's holdings into the 
computerized database of Old Colony Library Network, a 21 -Library consortium. The 
contact between OCLN and its vendor, Unisys, was amended to incorporate five more 
liberies and to add new technology. The system is not fully implemented because the vendor 
is;ontinuing to upgrade it in order to pass OCLN's acceptance test. OCLN will continue to 
h>ld the purchase and maintenance funds until this test is passed. 

On behalf of the Library's users, the Trustees thank the Friends of the Cohasset Library 
for continuing their valuable support In fiscal 1988 the Friends raised and expended $3900 
for library services. Their gifts include family passes to the Museum of Fine Arts, Children's 
Museum, Science Museum, Aquarium, and Plimoth Plantation; a puppet show and free 
paperbacks for children in the summer reading program. Thanks to Friends officers Ann 
Costello, President; Linda Wakeman, Vice President/Past President; Lyle Heap, Secretary; 
Mildred Harrington, Treasurer. Thanks to Friends board member Anne Bowdoin and Trustee 
Doris McNulty for organizing the booksale in June. 

We express the gratitude of the community to 48 people who gave 2200 hours of help 
at the front service desk and in the office, and to 22 people who helped in the children's 
department The volunteers were honored by Friends and Trustees at a luncheon in June. 

In July we accepted with regret the resignation of children's librarian Marilyn Pope, 
who has been with us almost twelve years. She was honored by the teachers in the Cohasset 
schools for her excellent services to students and teachers. 

In August, Kathleen Hickey was appointed to the position. 



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DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF THE COLLECTIONS 
JULY 1987 -JUNE 1988 



Purchased 


Withdrawn 


Total 


Loans for 








Holdings 


Home use 


Adult non-fiction 


1532 


1595 


26443 


18626 


Adult fiction 


1047 


1061 


9833 


26097 


Children's books 


1072 


834 


14226 


25641 


Audiovisual) Adult 


12 


20 


959 


185 


materials) Children 


51 


— 


861 


887 


Periodical subscriptions 






200 


7812 


Museum passes 






5 


475 


Films from the Regional Library 








60 


Audiovisual equipment 






12 


28 


Total Loans For Home Use 








79,811 



Respectfully submitted, 
Barbara M. Power, Chairman 

Recreation Director 



It is with distinct pleasure that the report of the Recreation Department is submitted to 
the residents of Cohasset for Fiscal Year 1988, July 1 , 1987 thru June 30, 1988 

During this twelve month period 7,548 individuals of all ages participated in various 
structured programs, activities and special events, ranging from sports to cultural opportu- 
nities. In our effort to provide activities of interest for all residents, we have kept our services 
as wide-spectrum as possible, and will continue to do so. 

While severely restricted by budget monies, we have continued to use our Revolving 
Account Fund for 100% self-supporting programs for a large percent of program offerings. 
During Fiscal Year 1988, we revolved $18,398 in the conduct of programs, ski trips and 
special activities which may legally be provided for by this method of operation. Because 
many activities do not meet state requirements for use of this fund, we are unable to conduct 
some programs thru this account. 

The larger sports programs, youth tennis lessons and tournaments, as well as the 
playground programs, vacation programs, open gyms, etc., are conducted thru monies 
provided for in our annual budget. During Fiscal Year 1988, we generated via per capita fee 



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charges; $12,959 Fees vary from program to program, but generally range for $10 to $15 with 
discounts offered to families with more than one person registering for the same program. 
Also applied to offset the following Fiscal Year tax rate via the General Fund are fees 
generated from sales of Facility Permits. During Fiscal 1988, the recreation department 
generated $20,899 from Facility Permits. Each year we attempt to inform residents of our 
annual services, activities, financial transactions and endeavors via this report, as well as thru 
local news media. More than words it may be the statistical data that tell the story. While it 
will always remain difficult to analyze and measure our impact upon the quality of life, we 
are able to measure by other standards from which general assumptions can be interpreted 
or predicted. 

What is difficult to measure are the wide-spectrum of peripheral functions we offer our 
community and residents. These are items that are not especially recreation in the strictest 
sense. For example, our Youth Job Opportunity Program which affords youths with part-time 
work and residents with part-time help around the house or yard or babysitters at affordable 
rates. This program costs tax payers no money to operate, yet provides a service to all aged 
residents. Further, we obtain grants and private funding for various projects and activities, 
serve on or with numerous boards and committees, representing the recreational needs of 
residents for both current and projected projects. We also act as the Town's agent for a 
number of worthy causes, such as the Heart Fund, Jimmy Fund, United Way, etc. 

We have streamlined and made cost efficient the Facility Permit Program, while 
affording residents the ability to purchase their annual stickers about any day of the week or 
time they wish. 

Another aspect of our function includes support roles for many of Cohasset's special 
interest groups, providing them with any assistance they might require with their respective 
projects and endeavors. 

Generally, towns that employ a full-time recreation director are towns that have an 
active and interested recreation commission. They are very often towns which have a very 
large volunteer force of workers as well. Cohasset for example would require an additional 
$55,000 to $60,000 each fiscal year in our budget if we were to compensate youth and adult 
volunteers at a rate of $5 per hour worked. This extent of involvement, on a volunteer basis, 
indicates a prevailing attitude towards recreation by residents that is very positive. 

Often it is only central organizational leadership that is necessary to generate enthusi- 
asm of this sort The community has a potential, and that potential can manifest from the 
continuity of programming that can be provided by an active recreation commission. 

Recreation may be one of least understood disciplines within municipal government. 
Very often the word recreation will generate a definition inclusive only of children and sports. 
While children and sports remain a large part of our function, we are not that restrictive. 
Recreation includes opportunities for all aged residents in as many forms of leisure pursuits 



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as possible. Hence, we have geared our activities, programs and services to try and meet the 
definition, offering as much exposure to as many activities for as many residents as possible. 
Pursuits in leisure are like many other aspects of life, developed from habit and exposure. 
Certainly one of our goals is to provide the exposure necessary for the development of the 
habit of recreation. Children thru exposure and opportunity will begin to develop specific 
likes and dislikes at a relatively young age, but the most important aspect remains that thru 
opportunity, they will develop life-long habits regarding the concepts of recreating, irre- 
gardless of specific interests and pursuits. Except for six children's programs which are paid 
for thru our annual budget, (playground, youth tennis, soccer, and basketball leagues/clinics, 
kickball, and after school sports program) all adult and other children's programs are 
conducted via our Revolving Account Fund for 100% participant paid programs. This means 
that it is the program participants themselves who pay for 100% of the programs costs, hence, 
no reflection on the use of the taxpayers money. In a case of the six programs that are paid 
for via the budget, or tax money, those monies that are paid back to the Town via per capita 
fee charges participants. Our annual Fiscal Year budget is many pages in length, as we try 
to provide a comprehensive report, not only to justify our requests for monies, but also 
detailing how and where the monies are spent, and what impact those monies will have on 
the quality of life for our Town and residents. Still we are operating with probably one of the 
smallest municipal budgets within town government, yet as you will see from the statistical 
data, our purchasing power is probably the highest, dollar for dollar, of any other branch of 
government. 

Figures are what count most to many people, and the numbers are as follows: 

Our total FY 1988 budget was $55,149.50, and is broken down as follows: 

$30,392.00 Director's salary 
200.00 Longevity (Director) 
13,078.00 Program wages (6 programs) 
2,238.50 Facility Permits clerks 

1 ,650.00 Printing of permits and application cards/other expenses 
1,786.00 Typing/clerical support avg. of 8 hours weekly 
5,805.00 Utilities, telephone, purchase of equipment, supplies maintenance 
repair, etc. 
$55,149.50 Total budget-$3,888.50 for facility permits 

Balance of $51,261.00 for recreation alone 

These monies allowed us to serve 7,548 people with programs, activities and events 
during FY 1988, (July 1, 1987 thru June 30, 1988). That is, directly serve as we serve many 
more residents indirectly thru development and care of facilities. It also allowed us to 
purchase 5,000 resident facility permits, 150 each stickers, and issue about 4,000 stickers to 
residents. The $ 1 3,078 alone is pay wages for staff who operate six of our children ' s programs 
with total enrollments over 1,500 children. However, via small per capita, the $13,078 
generated $12,959 or $1 19 less money than we were given. Should the $55,000 to $60,000 
of volunteer hours be added to this equation, which it should be as it is these six programs that 

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utilize the majority of volunteer leadership, then the cost to the town versus the impact upon 
the Town can be accurately depicted. 

The Facility Permit Program costs totally $3 ,888.50, but generated for the General Fund 
of the Town $20,899 or $17,010.50 more than what it costs the Town. General Fund monies 
are used to offset the tax rate the following fiscal year, hence, important to all tax payers. 

In Fiscal Year 1988, $18,398 worth of programs (structured teaching programs 
predominantly) were provided for via the Revolving Account Fund for 1 00% participant paid 
programs. Another $2,162.50 worth of activities were provided for via direct vendor 
payments from participants of programs. Hence, over $20,500 of programs were provided for 
with no cost to tax payers. 

The FY 1988 Recreation Commission budget of $55,149.50 provided for $75,710 
worth of actual cash services. If we should further calculate in the $55,000 (on the low end) 
of volunteer services into this equation, you can see that for $55,150 the Town of Cohasset 
was provided with about $13 1,000 worth of services, of which $33,858 of the$55,149.50 was 
given back to the Town and taxpayers in cash (i.e. $131,000 of services at a cost of 
$21,291.50). 

Each year the recreation department rely on large numbers of adult and youth volunteers 
to help conduct the large sports programs, ski trips and many special activities. While too 
numerous to name each, we wish to extend our sincere gratitude for your work and expertise. 
Many programs could not be offered were it not for volunteers. We are also indebted to a 
number of Town departments, namely: Tree and Park, School, Highway, Wire, Library, 
Curator of Museums, Water, Disposal,etc, for their continued support and help thru each 
year. Without their cooperation and assistance many projects and much maintenance could 
not be accomplished. 

The Cohasset Recreation Commission consists of seven members who are elected for 
terms of varying durations. Richard P. Barrow has been Commission Chairman for about 
fifteen years and continues to lend much help and support to the department. Commissioners 
and residents of our community are: Gerard A. Buckley, Vice-Chairman, Mary K. Muncey, 
Secretary, Joseph Andrade, Terry E. Duggan, Alna L. Ekberg and Donald E. Staszko, 
members, all of whom should be thanked for their continuing service to the Town. 

In an effort to meet the needs of a dynamic community, we always welcome imput and 
feed back from residents and program participants. Needs change as do interests and 
activities. Our charge is to isolate, identify and act upon the changing needs and wishes as 
we interpret them. Our most viable source can tell us only so much, but you can tell us a lot 
more. Please feel free to call our office, or drop in, we are located on the first floor of the Town 
Hall. Dates and times are generally posted at least one week prior to the night of the meeting. 
The public is invited to attend and participate. Many agenda items refer to the operations of 
the recreation department per se, however, many other items of discussion have to do with 



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land and water recreational resources, as well as host of other topics Cohasset residents might 
find of interest The Recreation Commission * s duty and responsibility is to provide for leisure 
services for residents of all ages. The spectrum of "leisure services** is very wide and 
encompassing, therefore, our meetings would probably interest a broad spectrum of residents 
over a period of time. Remember, we consider your input vital to our proper function. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John M. Worley, Director 



Council on Aging 

The Council on Aging*s new year began with a grant award from South Shore Elder 
Services Inc. (Area Agency on Aging) for the development of a Special Needs Exercise 
Program for handicapped Senior Citizens. The purpose of the program was to provide access 
to people who have had long-term disabilities with need for Physical Therapy. The program 
grew beyond the Council's expectations to also include residents from Cohasset Knoll, 
Ripley Rd. Nursing Homes, South Shore Nursing Facility in Rockland, and Outreach 
included Seniors from 1 3 South Shore Towns. A year end report for the program showed that 
75 unduplicated Senior citizens attended. The class concentrates on maintaining and 
increasing muscle strength, flexibility and improving fine motor coordination. There were 
123 trips to ar I from the classes in specialized vans. 

The Council on Aging became the conduit for increased awareness of the need for a 
para-transit system for those persons who could not access regular means of public and 
private transportation modes. The Council On Aging assisted in connecting people to the Tri- 
town Para Transit for Handicapped on e day a week in cooperation with the towns of Scituate 
and Norwell. 

We also enjoyed seeing the M.AP. (Medical Assistance Program) offered by South 
Shore Elder Service to the Boston Hospitals, starting in July and expanding to all South Shore 
Hospitals. 

In March 1988, Marguerite Rittershaus, Senior Aide, was a welcomed addition to the 
Senior Center. She is in charge of all office procedures, answering the many questions 
regarding transportation, appointments, programs and services. She is also responsible for all 
typing of the (new) newsletter and overseeing the distribution of publicity and bi-weekly 
publication in the Cohasset Mariner. 

A Health Fair for Cohasset residents was held in May 1988. Sponsored by the Board 
of Health, Social Service League and the Council On Aging. This Health Fair was the Third 



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Annual for Cohasset and has increased in scope every year. Over 3 5 different health providers 
and social service agencies participated in the Fair and approximately 200 people took 
advantage of the various screenings, consultations, etc. that were available. 

As part of the "Outreach Program" initiated during 1988, the Council On Aging 
redesigned it's newsletter "The Vista" mailed monthly to 960 households where persons 60 
and older reside. Also, a Newcomer's Valentine Tea and early suppers were initiated, and 
Senior Citizens who had never visited. They received an invitation to come and enjoy. The 
purpose of this initiative was to provide an opportunity for these persons to learn about the 
programs and services offered by the Council On Aging and to meet the staff and council 
members. Through the "Outreach Program", the Council On Aging has made many new 
contacts with Cohasset Senior Citizens, family members and in many cases assisted these 
persons with accessing needed services. 

A year-end review of some of the other programs provided by the Council On Aging 
during 1988 included: Bridge, Knitting, Quilting, Art, Gentle Exercise twice a week, Arts and 
Crafts, Bowling, Line Dancing, Needlepoint, Travelogues, Lectures and entertainment, 
Tuesday Lunch Program, Monday Luncheon in Scituate. In October, the Third Ecumenical 
Service was held at St. Anthony's Church with aluncheon following in the Senior Center with 
over 225 Seniors attending and well received. (648) meals were served to 76 different 
individuals at the First parish House on Tuesdays and an additional 624 meals were served 
to 13 different homebound persons. The Senior Shuttle provided 1912 one-way rides to 1 14 
different persons, 52 persons received assistance with their 1987 income tax returns and 57 
applications were taken for fuel assistance equal to $32,042.01 in reimbursements. Organi- 
zationally speaking, Council On Aging members developed by-laws which included six 
standing committees: Personnel, nominating, finance, long range planning, hospitality and 
transportation. The Council's long range goals and objective's will be reviewed during the 
Spring of 1989, and the Council will be focusing on additional space for the Senior Center. 
In addition, the Council On Aging looks forward to working with the newly formed "Friends 
of the Cohasset Council On Aging". The Council accepted with regret the resignation of Jane 
Hamiltion, Betty Enders, Catherine McGrath and Charlotte Leland. The Council On Aging 
and the community are most grateful for the contribution of these dedicated people. 

Appointments made to the Council On Aging in July were Margaret Casey and Lillian 
Lincoln, thus completing the nine member board under the Town by-law's and continuing 
the commitment to meet the needs of the elderly of Cohasset 

This year can be characterized as one of growth and cooperation. Participation in all 
Council On Aging activities have increased. We would be remiss in this report if we did not 
express our appreciation to all those who so willingly VOLUNTEER their time and energy 
to deliver meals to home bound elders regardless of the weather; transport Cohasset Senior 
Citizens to medical appointments, shopping, church services, visiting a "FRIEND", assist 
with the many office duties, leading the Senior Strutters, teaching classes, helping with the 
distribution of surplus foods, provide consultation on medical insurance question and billing, 



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serving at many parties and luncheons. Special thanks to Dan Leahy of Kimball-By-The-Sea 
for hosting again this year's volunteer luncheon on December 20th. The dedication and hard 
work of the registered 1 16 volunteer workers will continue to be an inspiration to all of us. 

And finally, we are appreciative of the support of the Town Selectmen and all other 
Town departments, as well as the Social Service League and Senator William Golden for 
always being willing to help. We wish to thank all those involved for their participation and 
support as we continue to look forward to expanding our horizons to meet the increasing 
needs, demands and challenges ahead of us. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Cohasset Council On Aging 
Rev. John J. Keohane, Chairman 
Gerard Keating, Vice Chairman 
Dorothea C. Bjorkgren, Secretary 
Margaret Casey, Treasurer 
Mary Donovan, Tuesday Lunch 
Anthony Finegan, Senior Shuttle 
Lillian Lincoln, Sixty Plus Club 
Edward T. Mulvey 
Helen Barbery 
Kathy Bryanton, Director 
Marguerite Rittershaus, Sr. Aide 
Patricia Ryan, SHINE Coordinator 
Ann Hublitz, Social Service League 



The Cohasset Housing Authority 

The Authority continues to pursue the development of affordable housing and an 
application for twelve units of family housing was approved by EOCD and an initial planning 
grant was received. A site consultant was hired and in December, at Special Town Meeting, 
8.72 acres of school land was transferred to the Authority for this purpose. 

A planning grant was received to develop Chapter #689 Housing for People With 
Special Needs. The Authority awaits approval from EOCD to purchase a site adjacent to 
Harborview. This site will enable the Authority to develop the special needs unit and to 
rehabilitate the existing structure to a congregate home for the frail elderly. Further, a position 
was taken on the Curtis Estate property and all pertinent information went forward to 
appropriate agencies. The general purpose of the plan encompasses affordable housing for 
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Funding for the renovation and rehabilitation of the elderly housing complex continued 
under the auspices of the state modernization bureau. The present scope of work includes 
drainage on site, renovation of handicapped bathrooms, office renovation and roof repair. 
New patio storm doors have been installed and the existing ones have been repaired. Paving 
of patios, terraces, walks and the parking lot were also completed. 

Kathleen Conte's resignation was accepted with regret and Joanne Young-Nawn was 
welcomed to the Board as her replacement 

The Authority wishes to thank the Highway Department, Fire Department, Social 
Service League, Visiting Nurses, Council On Aging, Homemakers and all agencies that 
contribute to the health and well being of the residents of Harborview. 

John D. Muncey, Chairman 

Ralph Perroncello, Vice Chairman 

Stephen F. Wigmore Treasurer 

J. Frederick Koed, Assistant Treasurer 

Joanne Young-Nawn, Assistant Secretary 

Barbara H. Clain, Executive Director 



Housing Partnership Committee 

The following summarizes the activities of the Housing Partnership Committee for the 
year 1988. 

1. The application for the designation as a Massachusetts Local Housing Partnership 
was filed with the Commonwealth on or about May 23, 1988. Until such time as the 
application was approved by the Commonwealth, the Cohasset Housing Partnership Com- 
mittee operated by appointment by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Cohasset. 

2. The Committee's first organizational meeting took place in June, 1988. At that time 
Israel M. Sanchez, Jr., Esquire, was made chairman and the Reverend Gary Ritts was made 
secretary. Other members at that time included Edward Mulvey, Robert Moody, Robert 
Dennis, Chartis Langmaid, Nancy Anderson, Dorothy Bjorkgren and Peter Logan. Since that 
time, Nancy Anderson and Robert Moody have resigned and Patricia Conway and Richard 
Senechal have joined the committee. 

3. Since June, 1988 the Committee has examined proposals for affordable housing 
presented by Deck Point, Inc. and Crystal Land Development Corporation. 

4. After several meetings with representatives for Deck Point, Inc., the Committee 
determined that due to various concerns that the overall quality of life would not be 



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appropriate for a housing development at the location and of the type proposed by Deck Point 
Inc. which would include children. The concerns revolved around geographic and environ- 
mental concerns, as well as facility of integration by the prospective Deck Point Inc. 
inhabitants to the rest of the Town; and, finally concerns as to the marketability of such 
development with no apparent back-up plans. The Committee submitted its review and 
analysis of the Deck Point Inc. proposal to the Board of Selectmen which upheld the 
committee's determination. Subsequendy the Town of Cohasset Zoning Board of Appeals 
granted a comprehensive permit with numerous conditions. 

5. After several meetings with representatives of Crystal Land Development Corpora- 
tion, the Committee determined that it would recommend to the Board of Selectmen approval 
of the application for funding at the Crystal Woods Housing Development as submitted by 
the Crystal Land Development Corporation with numerous conditions. It appeared to the 
Housing Partnership committee that concerns it raised about the Crystal Woods Develop- 
ment were satisfactorily addressed, or would be addressed based upon conditions to approval 
provided by the Committee. The overall quality of life appeared to be appropriate for an 
affordable housing development which would include children. The Committee submitted 
its Memorandum of Understanding and Recommendations to the Board of Selectmen 
recommending approval of the crystal Woods Development. The Board of Selectmen denied 
approval of the Crystal Wood Development proposal. The Crystal Land Development has 
filed for a comprehensive permit 

6. The Housing Partnership Committee has provided Ardent Realty Trust with a copy 
of the Housing Partnership committee Interim Guidelines for Reviewing Affordable Hous- 
ing Proposals in response to Ardent Realty Trust's letter to the Cohasset Board of Selectmen 
which requested an opportunity to meet to discuss affordable housing ideas. 

7. The Committee will continue its working relationship with the Board of Selectmen, 
Housing Authority and other town boards and authorities to review and examine affordable 
housing opportunities. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Israel M. Sanchez, Jr., Chairman 
Cohasset Housing Partnership Committee 



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Historical Commission Report 

Perhaps the most ambitious project that the Cohasset Historical Commission has 
undertaken is nearing the first phase of completion. We are reconstructing the top twenty-five 
feet of Minot's Light house on Government Island. The stone work, headed up by Harold 
Litchfield and Anthony Sestito with the able help of Peter Laugelle, Carl Sestito, James 
Curley, Paul Laugelle, George Cendella, Peter Litchfield and Richard Poland, placed 
100,000 pounds of Quincy granite onto its proper position. The four courses of stones are 
fourteen feet around and seven and one-half feet high, with the beacon rotating mechanism 
placed in the center of it The second phase will be to construct the lantern room and the roof 
on the structure. The third phase will be to place davits, railings, bells and finishing touches 
to make the lighthouse as authentic as we can with the materials and the money we have 
available to us. The financing has come primarily from the South Shore Music Circus and we 
are grateful to them for their support and confidence in this worthwhile project 

We have on-going inventory revisions of the town ' s historic assets being done by David 
Wadsworth. This project is primarily concerned with period houses and other physical 
structures that are both privately and publicly owned in the Town of Cohasset The 
commission aided in setting up an historical trail map and guide to the South Shore of Boston. 
The map, covering eleven towns, is called "Old Colonial Trails" and does an effective job 
identifying the most significant historic highlights of the area. 

The primary purpose of the Cohasset Historical Commission is to help preserve the 
character and flavour of the town. We welcome concerned citizens to our meetings and 
encourage public participation. Our regular meetings are held in the town hall on the first 
Monday of the month. We are always interested in worthwhile new projects concerning 
restoration, identification and preservation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Noel Ripley Chair 

David Wadsworth Secretary 

Judy Fitzsimmons 

Patricia Murphy 

Daniel Young 

Herman Maynard 



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Cohasset Common Historical 
District Commission 

During the 1988 calendar year the commission held eleven regular meetings and five 
special meetings. 

Much of the time was spent on the subject of the Town Hall addition. 

The Commission expressed its concern to the Board of Selectmen about the lack of 
progress with the repairs to the pond on the common. 

A total of seven applications for certification of work in the district were received of 
which six were certified. 

During the course of the year Joyce Sturdy, Kathy Young and Emmet Holt left after 
respectively three, six and three years on the commission. Jacqueline Clark, Gail Parks and 
Francis Coffey were appointed as new members of the Commission. 

Regular meetings are held monthly on the first Monday of the month at 8:00 P.M. in 
Town Hall. The public is encouraged to attend. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jim Murphy, Chairman 

Don Evans, Vice Chairman 

Marian Atkinson 

Jacqueline Clark 

Jim Sandell 

Gail Parks 

Francis Coffey 

Hubert Van Der Lugt, Secretary 



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Social Service League Board 
of Health Nursing Services 

The Social Service League under contract with the Board of Health offers Public Health 
Services to the town residents. These services include family health, communicable disease 
follow-up and health promotion and education. The League office at 16 Highland Ave. is 
open for blood pressure checks, urine testing, blood sugar and anemia screening, tuberculin 
testing and general health consultation. The office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 
from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30a.m. and 12:30 to 1:30p.m. 

Blood Pressure and Keep Well Clinics were held at the monthly meetings of the 
60+Club and on a regular monthly schedule at the Senior center, which is open to all residents, 
and at 60 Elm St. for the residents there. 

Additional Clinics available were: a blood pressure check held at the post office, a 
cholesterol screening held at the Senior Center and five flu immunization clinics. 

The Annual Health Fair, which takes place in May was well attended and provided 
opportunities for residents to participate in various health screenings and to learn about 
various health programs and become familiar with resource information. 

We will continue to work cooperatively with the Board of Health Agent, Joseph Godzik 
and the members of the Board of Health. We will also continue to work closely with the Senior 
Center Director, Kathy Bryanton, and the Council On Aging in order to promote good health 
among the senior population. 

We are grateful to our many volunteers for their continued service and assistance to the 
Social Service League. 

Sessions Attendance 

Keep-Well Clinics 28 402 

Health Fair 1 200 

Flu Clinics 5 268 

Hypertension Screening Continous programs 

Tuberculin Testing 

Follow-up communicable Diseases " 

Health Promotion 

Home Nursing Visits 

Office Nursing Visits 

Total Visits 

Tuberculin tests 131 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mary Anne Hansen R.N., B.S.N. 
Board of Health Nurse 



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EDUCATION 



School Committee 

During my last year on the School Committee it has been a pleasure to serve as chairman 
with four cooperative individuals who share my wholehearted commitment to the finest 
education for the young people of Cohasset Each member has brought a different experience 
and perspective to the group, but each has been considerate of opposing viewpoints and 
willing to compromise for the good of the school community. In that respect the spirit of the 
committee has changed significantly from that of the fractious group I joined ten years ago. 
We have especially welcomed the contributions of our newest member J. Russell Reidy, who 
joined us last April. 

As Superintendent Hart will report to you on the specific achievements in the school 
department over this past year, we would like to dwell on some of the larger issues facing 
education. Hie entire school community — administration, staff, parents, and students — is 
profoundly grateful to those of you who supported our financial requests at the Town Meeting 
and again on the Override Ballot questions last spring. The problem of funding for education 
is not going away; in our complex society the demands on our tax dollars are seemingly 
endless. 

It is essential that we provide the very best education we can afford for the youth of 
today, whether or not we as individuals have children going to school.The short-term benefits 
to our town of a strong school system have been reiterated often since the passage of 
Proposition 2 1/2 — stable or increasing property values affect every homeowner — but the 
long-term consequences of education are not so obvious. In our aging society it is more 
important than ever to recognize and meet the great need for proper education; children are 
becoming a smaller minority of our total population with every passing decade, and yet they 
are our nations future. They are our future, because we are living longer and will therefore 
spend many more years than our predecessors dependent on and affected by the way the next 
generations conduct the affairs of the world. Simply put, children must become a treasured 
national resource, not only if the United States hopes for continued prosperity and leadership 
among nations, but also if we ourselves hope to spend the rest of our lives in peace and 
reasonable economic security. The School Committee seeks your continued support in 
fulfilling the educational requirements of these children. 



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Our committee respects and appreciates the unstinting service of our senior staff; they 
have a wisdom which can only be gained through experience. We are grateful to our newer 
teachers for their vitality and infusion of fresh ideas. It is these combined talents of youth and 
maturity which produce a dynamic educational atmosphere. Mr. Hart has mentioned those 
members of the faculty who have retired during 1988; we wish them all well. In June of this 
year, another valued member of our high school staff will retire after thirty-two years of 
teaching biology; fortunately for us, Robert M. Thompson chose Cohasset as his first 
teaching post when he began his career. How many students he has challenged and charmed 
with his sense of humor and love of living things. Another sense of humor deserves to be 
mentioned at this point: Richard Streeter former Principal of the High School and present 
Assistant to the Superintendent, will also retire at the end of the current school year. His 
laconic Vermont wit often sailed over the heads of the students but was well-appreciated by 
many of us, and often added levity to some situation which might have been discouraging. 
We thank him for his years of service in Cohasset. 

This report would not be complete without comment on the remarkable organization 
known as our PSO. Born in 1982 out of the frustrations of Proposition 2-1/2 and a longing 
for effective support and influence in our schools, this group has perhaps accomplished more 
in seven years than even its founding parents dreamed it could. With an annual budget in 
excess of $12,000 and hundreds of volunteers involved each year, it has become an 
extraordinary support system that any school department would envy. 

To my colleagues, I give my heartfelt thanks for your countless hours of volunteer 
service; your efforts have been invaluable to the smooth running of the committee's business, 
and I hope well appreciated by our community. 

To the citizens of Cohasset, thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve; this 
experience has been enriching beyond words. The School Department is in good hands: you 
have chosen your representatives well. They will lead... please follow. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Diana D. Kornet, Chairman 

Cohasset School Committee 

Members: 

Barbara W. Bliss, Vice-Chairman 

Nancy L. Sandell, Secretary 

C. Christopher Ford 

J. Russell Reidy 



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Superintendent of Schools 

I am pleased to present this annual report on the operation of the Cohasset School 
Department. 

During this year, the school committee and the administration have begun a major 
program of strategic planning which will result in a series of specific goals that the school 
department will endeavor to accomplish over the next five years. The process of strategic 
planning began with an educational forum to which all citizens were invited so that a data base 
of community concerns regarding public education could be developed and incorporated into 
the planning process. 

Following that meeting, a consultant with extensive experience in strategic planning 
was identified, and he agreed to work with the planning group to develop the components of 
the program. Those participating in the planning process consisted of school administrators, 
school committee members, appointed town officials, parents, present students and recent 
graduates. This group met for two days during the summer of 1988 and developed a draft of 
a five-year planning program. A number of meetings have been held following the initial two- 
day meeting, and a finished product specifying six specific goals for Cohasset will be 
published in the very near future. 

I would like to thank those who worked on this project for their extraordinary efforts 
which will be of benefit to the school system and to the town over the coming years. Those 
who participated were: Diana Kornet, Barbara Bliss, Nancy Sandell, Christopher Ford, 
Russel Reidy, John Creamer, Kenneth Ekberg, Mary Ellen Gallagher, John Leary, George 
Fortin, Dorothy Wondolowski, Susan Baush, Jane Goedecke, Ralph Kidder, Susan Mc- 
Namara, Kim Dwyer, and John Replogle. 

Also during this past year, extensive review was made of the foreign language depart- 
ment by the Foreign Language Study Committee. As a result of its work, apian was developed 
which would enable us to retain three foreign language offerings for our students while at the 
same time reducing the staff by one member in response to the declining enrollment at the 
secondary level. Members of the Foreign Language Committee included: Paul Narkiewicz, 
Mary Ellen Gallagher, John Leary, Nancy Sandell, Jane Goedecke, and Carol Martin. 

In the area of special needs, a compliance review was conducted by staff members of 
the Massachusetts Department of Education. This intensive review resulted in a report 
presented to the school committee in which the school system was found to be in compliance 
with all regulatory aspects of the special education law. 

The results of standardize testing, including the state-administered basic skills and 
curriculum assessments tests, continue to reinforce the excellent academic preparation of our 



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students. The school department, however, is aware of the fact that standardized tests, at 
times, do not truly reflect other achievements of the students in Cohasset who tend to score 
quite high on these measures. In an attempt to have a more balanced view of our students* 
achievement, we applied and were accepted as a member of the Educational Records Bureau. 
This organization, which works primarily with private schools and public suburban schools, 
administers tests which enable school districts such as Cohasset to be more diagnostic in its 
interpretation of students' needs. The school committee and the school administration were 
pleased to review the results of these tests and to note that Cohasset students compared very 
favorably to the student achievement in both private schools and other public suburban 
districts. By the use of these tests, and other methods, we hope to continue to respond to the 
needs of our student population, ensuring them of a solid preparation for future study and/ 
or work. 

As a result of the efforts of the Community Health Education Committee and our health 
education director, Mike Gill, the school district has developed and adopted a comprehensive 
AIDS curriculum. The development curriculum is, in my opinion, a reasonable approach to 
the subject taking into consideration our diverse town population. In addition to inservice 
programs for teachers, opportunities for parents to review the content of this curriculum have 
been made available by the health committee and Mr. Gill. 

During the past year, the school committee has worked with both the Cohasset Housing 
Authority and the Cohasset Cemetery Study Committee in an attempt to assist them in 
locating school-controlled land which would be suitable for the needs of both organizations, 
while at the same time retaining sufficient acreage of land to meet the projected needs of the 
school department As a result of the combined cooperation of the two committees as well 
as the school committee and the school facilities committee, a plan has been developed which 
meets the needs of the community at large while at the same time protects the long-term 
interest of the school department. This type of interagency cooperation is not unique to this 
specific project and its continuation should be encouraged. 

I would like to thank the community for its continuing financial support of the school 
department which has enabled us to over this past year to maintain the high degree of 
education for which Cohasset is well known. In addition to the approval of our operating 
budget, those funds made available by the passage of capital items has enabled us to complete 
the renovations to the science classroom and laboratories at the high school and to begin 
repairs to the roof at the Osgood School. 

This year has also seen the retirement of a number of long-term school department staff 
members. They include, Allan Mac Donald and Patrick Plante at the high school and Patricia 
Chase and Marilyn Power of the elementary staff. Together these staff members have devoted 
more than 100 years of service and will certainly be missed. We wish them the best in their 
retirement years. Three members of the cafeteria staff, Jeannette McNeil, Frances Ricketts, 
and Mildred Salyards, retired after spending a total of sixty years within our system. Also, 
Robert Thompson, a member of the high school science department, and previous chairman, 



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and Richard Streeter, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, have notified the school depart- 
ment of their intention to retire at the end of this school year. It is with deep regret that the 
school committee accepted their resignations for retirement purposes. Their contribution to 
the school system, as well as that of the previously mentioned staff members, has been 
extraordinary and it will be with great difficulty that we attempt to find replacements for these 
very valued staff members . 

In these times of fiscal constraint, it is reassuring to know that the Town of Cohasset 
so highly values the education of its children. Because of this foresight, they can look forward 
to preparing their children to assume those roles in our society which will enable our country 
to continue to be competitive, not only on the local level, but on a global level as well. 

Truly education is the key to our future success and the key is in the hands of our 
children. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Stephen E. Hart 
Superintendent of Schools 



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PROFILE OF THE CLASS OF 1989 

Cohasset is a residential community of about 7,800 population situated on the coast 20 miles 
south of Boston. Most of the residents are engaged in professional occupations and business 
in the city of Boston. The town is one of a high socio-economic status 

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT -1988-1989 

Grade 9-78; Grade 10-81; Grade 11-78; Grade 12-112; Total-349 

IOWA TEST OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

I.Q. AVERAGE 116 

The class of 1989 has maintained an average above the 75th %ile for the past 3 years. 
Grade Distribution-based on final grades as Juniors in full-year major academic courses only 

1987-1988 A B C D F 

9% 47% 35% 7% 2% 

Average grade index for all students in the Junior Year was 2.55 on a 4 point scale. (A=4; 

B=3; C=2; D=l) 

Percent of students studying 5 major subjects 89%. 

Students are ranked by the recommendation of the N.A.S.S.P. and A.A.C.R.A.O. 

PLEASE NOTE: ACHIEVEMENT STANDARDS AND ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS 
ARE UNUSUALLY HIGH IN THIS VERY TRADITIONAL, COL- 
LEGE PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL. A COMPARISON OF 
STANDARD ABILITY TESTS AND ACADEMIC GRADES RE- 
VEALS NO GRADE INFLATION. TO THE CONTRARY, GRADING 
AT COHASSET HIGH SCHOOL, PARTICULARY IN THE AD- 
VANCED PLACEMENT AND HONORS PROGRAMS, IS QUITE 
RIGOROUS. 

ACCREDITATION 

New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools latest accreditation- 1982. 

ADVANCED EDUCATION (Class of 1988) 

4 Yrs. Colleges 2 Yr.Colleges 

Public Private Public Private Nursing & Other Work Service 

23% 57% 1% 4% 6% 7% 2% 

91% to further education 

STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO: 13-1 (Includes All Professional Staff) 

All English classes limited to 25 or fewer students. All other classes limited to 30 or 
fewer students. 

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE 21 
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AVERAGE CLASS SIZE 21 

Each subject area is grouped homogeneously independently of other subjects. Each dis- 
cipline has honors grouping, for example, honors groups in English, history, mathematics, 
science, and languages. Cohasset is utilizing the following programs - Introductory Physical 
Science (IPS);BSCS Biology; Harvard Project Physics; PSSC Physics, and CHEM Chem- 
istry. We have been a participant in the Advanced Placement Program for the past 26 years. 
This year advanced placement courses will be offered in calculus, English, biology, computer 
science, European History, French, Spanish, and Latin. Language courses employ the use of 
a language laboratory. 

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION- JUNIOR YEAR SCORES 



Average 472 
Verbal 



13% 

5% 

22% 

12% 

16% 

17% 

6% 

5% 



S.A.T. 

750-800 
700-749 
650-699 
600-649 
550-599 
500-549 
450-499 
400-449 
350-399 
300-349 
250-299 
200-249 



Average 512 
MATH 



7% 

9% 

12% 

10% 

9% 

21% 

18% 

8% 

6% 



Achievement Averages 



Chemistry 


624 


English Composition 


515 


Math Level 1 


562 



Each achievement test listed above included 12 or more examinations. 



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ADVANCED PLACEMENT GRADE DISTRIBUTION 
BY EXAM AND MEAN SCORES 



Exam 



Mean Score 



Biology 2 14 

Calculus AB 14 2 

Computer Science 2 10 

English LiL& Comp. 4 5 6 

European History 5 9 4 2 

French Literature 10 

Latin 2 1 

Spanish Language 10 



Grade 



Number 



Percent 
of Total 



6 
13 

23 

13 

_3 

58 



10% 
23% 
40% 
22% 
5% 
100% 



Combined mean score for all A.P. Exams taken by Cohasset High School Juniors and 
Seniors in 1988 -3.10 

Seventy-two percent (72%)of all exams taken received a score of three or better 



COURSE LEGEND 

The abbreviations below frequendy appear on the Cohasset High School transcript. For 
those not completely familiar with the specifics of the Cohasset High School curriculum, the 
following brief descriptions are provided: 

ENGLISH and SOCIAL STUDIES-GRADE 9 

Western Society/English 

Western Society/Social Studies A team taught Humanities program required of 

all 9th Graders with the focus on the history 
and literature of Western Civilization. 



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ENGLISH and SOCIAL STUDIES-GRADE 10 

American Study/English 
American Study/Social Studies 



Physics PSSC. . .Physical Sci. Study Comm. 



Physics HPP. . .Harvard Project Physics 



GENERAL 

Alt Sch. . .Alternative School Program 



A team taught American Studies 
program rquired of all 10th Graders 
with the focus on American History 
and Literature. The Social Studies 
portion of this program meets the 
American History graduation re- 
quirement. 

An Honors Physics course with equal 
emphasis on lecture and laboratory. 

A multi-avenue approach to the 
study of Physics with the emphasis 
on individual experiments and ob- 
servation. 

Cohasset High School offers an alter- 
native to the traditional program. All 
courses taught or supervised by Al- 
ternative School staff are so i ndicated 
on the transcript. 



CLASS RANK AND GRADE POINT AVERAGE INFORMATION 

Class rank and Grade Point Average are calculated by computer at the end of every 
semester from Grade 9 through Grade 12. This information is readily available and students 
are advised to check their rank in class periodically in order to improve upon past 
performance and to assess their potential for college admissions. 

There are two (2) different ranks in class on file throughout a students attendance at 
Cohasset High School. 

1 .Current This data ranks students within a grade for the one semester that is currently being 

reported. 
2.Career This data ranks students within a grade on a cumulative basis from Grade 9 to the 

most recent semester or through graduation. This Class Rank is included on the 

High School transcript 

Class rank and Grade Point Average are computed through the recognition of course 
and section difficulty. The five (5) levels of difficulty are: 

1. Level one represents Advanced Placement courses (AP). 



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2. Level two represents Honors courses (H). 

3. Level three represents Advanced courses (A). 

4. Level four indicates a College Preparatory course (CP). 

5. Level five indicates a major subject that is not College Preparatory in nature but 
requires outside preparation (General, Basic). 

6. Non-academic electives have no weights and therefore have no bearing on Class 
Rank or Grade Point Average. 



WEIGHING SCALE 



Curriculum 
















Levels 1 


2 


3 






4 




5 


1 


1 FuU|Grade 


1 




1/3 Gra 


Full Grac 


Full Grade 




Advanced 














General 


Placement 


Honors 


Advanced 


College Preparatory 


or Basic 


A 18 


17 


15 






12 




9 


A- 17 


16 


14 






11 




8 


B+ 16 


15 


13 






10 




7 


B 15 


14 


12 






9 




6 


B- 14 


13 


11 






8 




5 


C+ 13 


12 


10 






7 




4 


C 12 


11 


9 






6 




3 


C- 11 


10 


8 






5 




2 


D 10 


8 


6 






3 




1 


F 





















EXAMPLE: A grade of B in an Advanced Placement course would receive a weight of 
15 while a grade of a B in Advanced academic subject would receive a 
weight of a 12. In other words, there is a difference of a full grade between 
an Advanced Placement grade and a grade in the Advanced program. Like- 
wise, there is a difference of a full grade between the grade of an Advanced 
course and a regular College Preparatory course. BECAUSE OF THIS 
WEIGHTING SYSTEM, STUDENTS IN THE ACCELERATED 
PROGRAMS ARE HELD TO VERY RIGOROUS STANDARDS, 
AND GRADING IS QUITE RIGOROUS. 

GRADING SYSTEM 



A 


= 


95-100 


A- 


= 


90-94 


B+ 


= 


87-89 


B 


= 


84-86 


B- 


= 


80-83 



C+ 


= 


77-79 


C 


= 


74-76 


C- 


= 


70-73 


D 


= 


60-69 


F 


= 


Below 60 



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South Shore Regional School District 

This is the eighth time that I have been pleased to submit a brief report to the residents 
of the town of Cohasset on the current status of the South Shore Regional Vocational 
Technical School District. 

For twenty-seven years South Shore Vo-Tech has provided the citizens of the South 
Shore area with a wide range of quality vocational, technical and adult training and 
educational services. Our graduates have contributed significantly to the economic and social 
growth of the region. Many have become leaders in business and industry both on the South 
Shore and beyond. Our graduates can be found in local politics, in various civic organizations 
and serving in numerous public service capacities in all of our member towns. 

Students at South Shore are currently engaged in seventeen different areas of career 
preparation. The placement of nearly 100% of our graduating class in the jobs in which they 
have been trained or in higher education is solid testimony to the quality of our programs and 
instructional staff. In June of 1988, 105 students graduated from South Shore, 1 of them was 
from Cohasset Of those graduating, 85% went directly into the jobs for which they were 
trained, 11% went on to higher education, and 2% went into the military. 

Currently 501 students are officially enrolled at South Shore-7 or 1.4% are from your 
community. Our present enrollment is comprised of 75% male students and 25% female. It 
is interesting to note that in 198 1 , there were approximately 5 female students at South Shore. 
Today we have 126 young women enrolled and receiving a solid academic education and 
technical training across a number of program areas. 

South Shore has strengthened their academic program this year by introducing a 
challenging academic honors program to the sophomore class. This program will be extended 
into the upper grades over the next two years. Both academic and technical coursework, at 
all levels, are slowly evolving into a competency based system that stresses mastering skills 
and knowledge at a pace most appropriate for each student. In time, this may necessitate some 
students spending more than the usual 4 years in high school, but it also will enable some 
students to receive more in-depth work at the high school level or move more rapidly into the 
work world or higher education. 

Through the years, South Shore has provided a vast array of services to its member 
communities and citizens. Our Continuing Education Program has grown significantly both 
in regards to numbers of participants and the types of programs available to adults in the 
region. The demand for skills upgrading and retraining has been growing over the last couple 
of years. This has resulted in the addition of several new and very successful additions to the 
Continuing Education Program. We invite each of you to call us at (6 1 7)878-8822 to suggest 
any new or improved services that we can provide to you your company/organization or your 
community. 



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The School Committee, staff and students at South Shore are united in their apprecia- 
tion for your support and trust through the years. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you 
over the last twenty-seven years. 

Submitted by, 

Clifford W. Easton 
Superintendent-Director 



South Shore Regional School 
District Representative 



The South Shore Vocational Technical High School had an excellent year education- 
ally in 1988 and showed greater stability in relationships among the School Committee, 
Administration and Staff. 

Through strenuous recruiting and public relations activities the decline and enrollment 
has been reversed and there are 501 students in the School this year .Our press releases, a 
public relations firm and an improved recruiting tape all helped in this regard as well as our 
continuing effort to have close relationships with local guidance people. 

The District has been making a major effort to construct a new addition to our main 
building in Hanover and to close the leased building in Abington which is in poor condition. 
Many cost efficiencies would result from this and also improved delivery of educational 
services. Seven of the member towns have approved a bond issue with only one town not yet 
agreeing. The Committee is continuing to urge this approval so that full State funding will 
be available to the project 

The School Committee and the Superintendent-Director are very mindful of the tight 
financial situation in all eight member towns and not only work actively to craft a realistic 
budget but also to meet our educational obligations to students, parents and the towns. 

Employers in the District still regard our graduates highly and would use more of them 
if available. Meanwhile the Committee has approved significant upgrading of the academic 
programs for those who wish to go on to higher education (15% of graduates do) and for those 
who need communication skills in the conduct of their businesses. 



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Cohasset enrollment has risen for 5 to 7 this year, but figure should be somewhat 
greater. Every year about 15 young people graduate from the local high school and enter the 
work force, but without the vocational skills which would enhance their working life. South 
Shore VoTech offers athletics and extra-curricular activities in addition to its technical and 
academic training. Parents, students and other citizens are always welcomed to visit the 
School to see our fine opportunities 

Respectfully submitted, 

David Chittim 

Cohasset Representative 

South Shore Regional School Committee 



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SALARIES OF 
TOWN EMPLOYEES 



SALARIES AND WAGES PAID CALENDAR YEAR 1988 

(Included Town and School Employees) 



SELECTMEN: 




Alice Daunt 


326.00 


Janet M. Chalke 


$18,778.96 


Marion Douglas 


862.59 


Florence A. Kelley 


3,632.72 


Mary A. Fiori 


235.00 


Ellen B. Winn 


14,553.71 


Louise Flint 


97.50 






Ronald Goodwin 


269.50 


EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: 


Mary N. Grassie 


82.50 


Donald R. Andrew 


24,788.54 


Margaret Hernan 


332.50 


Janet M. Chalke 


8,101.92 


Constance Jones 


970.00 


Gregory J. Doyon 


5,721.10 


Thomas Jones 


183.87 






T. Gerard Keating 


22.50 


SELECTMEN/MONTHLY: 




Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 


120.00 


James Gallagher 


$1,000.00 


Ann E. Leonard 


265.00 


Martha K. Gjesteby 


1,000.00 


Katherine M. Lincoln 


342.50 


Rocco Laugelle 


1,135.43 


Pauline J. Litchfield 


1,138.62 


Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 


250.00 


Janet Maclure 


415.00 


David R. Marks, Jr. 


500.00 


Frances L. Marks 


329.00 


Clifford Mitman, Jr. 


1,000.00 


George Marlette II 


326.00 


Burtram Pratt 


1,364.57 


Jeanne Mcauliffe 


280.00 


William P. Quigley 


3,461.50 


Jacquelyn R. McGuire 


8,894.71 


David H. Wadsworth 


250.00 


Maria R.Pape 


95.00 


William D. Weeks 


1.00 


Robert S. Pape 


431.00 






Robin Pape 


15.00 


ELECTIONS: 




Dorothea Parmenter 


145.00 


Donald Ainslie 


$95.34 


Ruth F. Pratt 


335.00 


Geraldine E. Ainslie 


125.00 


Kathleen M. Rhodes 


375.00 


Domenic M. Baccari 


339.00 


Jean M. Salvador 


335.00 


Dorothea Bjorkgren 


70.00 


Kevin Soule 


276.15 



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Charles Stover 


58.96 


POLICE DEPARTMENT: 




Richard Thurston 


143.01 


Richard B. Abbadessa 


30,284.94 


Grace R. Tuckerman 


457.50 


Lawrence D. Ainslie Jr. 


33,650.00 


Thomas Wigmoie 


15.00 


Richard P. Barrow 


36,218.87 


Wallace Young 


85.22 


Sandra Byron 


40.20 






Brian Cogill 


33,779.80 


ACCOUNTANT: 




David C. Cogill 


35,262.21 


Linda M. Litchfield 


$8,105.02 


Carmelo Conte 


31,815.57 


Mary J. Matthews 


29,004.43 


John C. Conte 


34,528.69 


Nancy Ann Noonan 


17,835.00 


Lesley A. Cook 


46.90 






Frederick H. Grassie, Jr. 


32,207.38 


ASSESSORS: 




Geraldine M. Hancock 


53.60 


Dorothy V. Graham 


$18,046.16 


Maureen F. Healy 


31,683.79 


Janice Rosano 


13,166.51 


Robert W. Jackson 


36,247.20 






Clifton B. Jones 


33,919.92 


ASSESSORS/MONTHLY: 




Joseph M. Kealey 


48,779.19 


Thomas S. Duggan 


$1,300.00 


Paul J. Laugelle 


29,321.79 


James W. Lagrotteria 


1,200.00 


Brian W. Noonan 


35,659.64 


Michael C. Patrolia 


1 ,200.00 


William R. Oliver 


28,792.85 






David J. Pomarico 


37,221.59 






Yvette R. Rattenbury 


8,156.56 






Frances P. Sargent 


157.50 






John H. Small 


29,526.41 


TREASURER/COLLECTOR: 


Richard Yocum 


34,294.27 


Marion Bailey 


$218.89 






Marcia L. Brothers 


239.36 


FIRE DEPARTMENT: 




Chartis B. Langmaid 


1,531.27 


Edward P. Barrow 


$1,547.68 


Sally A. Lincoln 


17,438.96 


Paul T. Bilodeau 


29,801.08 


Elizabeth B. Ripley 


29,643.48 


John T. Boswell III 


25,891.96 


Nancy Snowdale 


19,072.74 


Daniel F. Brock 


43,288.41 


June P. Woodland 


6,056.84 


Richard M. Conley 


962.37 






Edward M. Corbo 


30,298.70 


TOWN CLERK: 




Nanci C. Cushing 


8,201.29 


Marion L. Douglas 


$16,035.49 


Linwood L. Davis 


30,712.70 


Frances L. Marks 


25,432.82 


Thomas P. Finegan 


27,058.33 






James E. Fiori 


26,122.89 


ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS: 


James L. Gurry 


35,245.42 


Janice M. Rosano 


$816.97 


Thomas G. Hernan 


29,422.07 






Roger W. Lincoln 


31,535.41 


PLANNING BOARD: 




William T. Litchfield 


29,350.84 


Nanci C. Cushing 


$9,188.46 


Francis X. Mahoney 


20,835.04 






Matthew B. Man- 


28,482.05 


TOWN HALL: 




Paul F. McGaffigan 


30,901.30 


Pauline J. Litchfield 


18,993.32 


Arthur M. Pompeo, Jr. 


24,365.20 






Robert F. Protulis 


30,958.97 



309 



William J. Protulis 


30,689.60 


HARBOR DEPARTMENT: 




Randall W. Rosano 


29,626.51 


Clifford J. Dickson 


$920.87 


James P. Runey 


28,371.98 


Irving E. Gadow, Jr. 


3,826.80 


William A. Sestito 


29,586.61 


David R. Marks, Jr. 


965.50 


Robert D. Silvia 


34,343.98 


Richard V. Morse 


260.00 


Edward J. Struzik 


28,091.16 


David O'Donovan 


825.20 


Maik H. Trask 


31,127.35 


Steven E. Osborne 


18,065.32 


Peter A. Trask 


13,109.72 


Neil D. Peterson 


3,080.13 


Eric W. Wenzlow 


27,551.97 


John M. Rattenbury 


1,344.75 






Ellen Santoro 


1,357.23 


CALL FIRE DEPARTMENT: 


Kurt M. Weisenfluh 


445.25 


Albert L. Andrews, Jr. 


$1,362.44 


Thomas Wigmore 


2,913.50 


William E. Brooke 


1,495.51 






James F. Curley 


1,534.36 


BUILDING DEPARTMENT 


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Clifford J. Dickson 


3,016.23 


Nancy Anderson 


$235.63 


John J. Dockray 


1,359.56 


Sandra J. Murray 


14,539.00 


Donald P. Haase 


1,845.11 


Donald G. Robbins 


31,144.72 


John M. MacNeill 


1,226.49 






Francis X. Mahoney 


349.60 


WEIGHTS & MEASURES/ 




David R. Marks, Jr. 


582.66 


MONTHLY: 




Herman J. Maynard 


874.00 


Lot E.Bates 


$750.00 


Steven L. Maynard 


1,709.16 






William H. McArthur 


1,573.20 


WIRE DEPARTMENT: 




Joseph A. Migliaccio 


1,731.47 


Matthew Conlan 


$368.50 


John A. Pape 


38.84 


Richard Gallo 


30,874.36 


Bruce W.Pratt 


407.86 


Robert Noonan 


3,005.00 


Harry M. Silvia, Jr. 


640.93 


Robert F. Protulis 


71.50 


David L. Turner 


252.48 


Stephen F. Wigmore 


39,255.09 






Thomas Wigmore 


40.00 


TREE & PARK DEPART! 






James Davenport 


$1,272.00 


HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: 


Robert Davenport 


367.50 


Richard Ainslie 


$2,164.00 


Garrett Hunt 


710.00 


James F. Curley 


26,191.24 


Peter G. Laugelle 


34,762.42 


John J. Dockray 


3,086.50 


Peter G. Laugelle, Jr. 


404.00 


Christopher Laugelle 


40.00 


Herbert B. Marsh 


3,671.00 


Peter G. Laugelle 


1,187.01 


Herbert L. Marsh 


1,085.58 


Harold W.Litchfield 


29,643.48 


Peter McGee 


1,535.00 


John E. Litchfield 


5,580.80 


Robert P. Mortenson 


796.00 


Peggy Litchfield 


4,027.50 


Sean T. Murray 


3,919.00 


Peter Litchfield 


70.00 


Robert Noonan 


840.00 


Boyd J. Livingston 


18,728.74 


Anthony J. Pereira 


20,082.72 


Francis X. Mahoney 


70.00 


Robert Piepenbrink 


22,412.64 


Herbert L. Marsh 


99.60 


Kenneth Snow 


360.00 


Peter McGee 


30.00 



310 



William J. McKenna 


120.00 


VETERANS/MONTHLY: 




Sean Murray 


40.00 


Noel Ripley 


$1,600.00 


Robert Noonan 


180.00 






Anthony Pereira 


646.26 


CEMETERY: 




Robert Piepenbrink 


821.42 


Peter G. Laugelle 


$342.45 


Anthony C. Sestito 


33,102.96 


Herbert L. Marsh 


19,162.94 


Carl A. Sestito 


25,427.62 


Anthony J. Pereira 


324.69 


William Sestito 


33.00 


Robert Piepenbrink 


327.78 


Kenneth Snow 


315.00 






Mary L. Snow 


1,650.00 


LIBRARY DEPARTMENT: 








Saman Aghdasi 


$191.70 


DISPOSAL AREA: 




Kerri Anglin 


24.85 


George C. Babb 


$819.78 


Amy E. Artman 


1,817.42 


John T. Barnes 


21,689.76 


Katherine A. Barrett 


138.45 


Susan Camardo 


120.00 


Charlotte N.Begley 


330.15 


AlidaDean 


40.00 


Catherine E. Delima 


276.90 


Ronald Figueiredo 


30.00 


Susanne D. Dunn 


13,437.31 


Kathy Haase 


80.00 


Christian N. Ford 


42.60 


Ashley F. Jones 


874.32 


Lori Gallant 


244.78 


Joseph S. Laugelle 


25,726.80 


Kristin J. Grassey 


807.45 


Anne McKenna 


120.00 


Spencer Henderson 


77.22 


William J. McKenna 


140.00 


Richard E. Hayes 


39,865.12 


John Rountry 


284.00 


Kathleen A. Hickey 


4,286.60 


Cai Wichert 


714.15 


Amy Hyde 


549.38 


Dean Williams 


72.96 


Tracy Anne Hyde 


656.75 






Eleanor H. Klein 


648.77 


SEWER DEPARTMENT: 




Nancy E. Knight 


15,117.16 


Manuel E. Salvador 


$922.20 


Sarah L. R. Parker 


340.80 


Patricia A. Walsh 


9,896.75 


Robert A. Pattison 


7,807.26 






Marilyn T. Pope 


9,051.45 


CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT: 


Susan M. Pope 


16,815.89 


Patricia A. Walsh 


$9,617.28 


Andrew Ross 


873.30 






Maureen J. Smith 


740.18 


BOARD OF HEALTH: 




Suzanne Terry 


14,952.66 


Nancy Anderson 


$289.17 


Amanda L. Van Vleck 


31.95 


Paul B. Ducey 


123.75 


Susan M. Watrous 


26.244.38 


Edward Frederick 


1,363.45 






Joseph R. Godzik 


31,467.92 


RECREATION DEPARTMENT: 


Bruce B. Leigh ton 


1,157.63 


Nancy Anderson 


$456.50 


Luther S.Leighton 


3,157.55 


Julia R. Anstead 


122.50 


Carol Oteri-Puffer 


21,361.88 


Christina Buckley 


39.00 






James E. Carroll, Jr. 


3,987.00 


COUNCIL ON AGING: 




Kathleen Carroll 


18.00 


Kathleen Bryanton 


$19,525.80 


Stephen Carroll 


30.00 



311 



Marlisa A. Clapp 


2,910.00 


WATER DEPARTMENT: 




Travis Coley 


20.00 


Albert L. Andrews, Jr. 


$30,675.75 


Laurel Collins 


702.00 


Benjamin F. Curley 


43,041.84 


Christopher Conley 


298.00 


Frank Hamilton 


28,143.60 


Alba Crossen 


159.50 


Mark H. Kelly 


19,183.90 


Kristen Ellinger 


174.00 


Elizabeth J. Maree 


20,353.38 


Michael Ellinger 


140.00 


William D. Mcauliffe 


34,261.68 


Stephanie Endris 


682.50 


William Mcauliffe 


19.50 


Lynda Hague 


345.75 


Richard D. Muncey 


18,416.80 


Katherine Harris 


70.00 


Robert A. O'Brien 


4,290.20 


Noah Hill 


38.00 


Denise J. Parsloe 


26,772.72 


Derek M. Lacks 


1,187.00 


Ann M. Wheeler 


5,967.49 


Jessica MacDonald 


228.00 






Daniel Magnet 


42.00 


OFF DUTY POLICE DEPARTMENT: 


Ronald Massa 


110.00 


Richard B. Abbadessa 


$72.00 


Sean P. McCarthy 


56.00 


Abraham F. Abdallah 


90.00 


Jason Marsac 


50.00 


Lawrence Ainslie, Jr. 


3,127.50 


Michelle Meagher 


616.00 


James Barry 


184.50 


Michelle Migliaccio 


195.00 


Harold E. Boyden, Jr. 


252.50 


Elizabeth Muncey 


1,080.00 


William M. Chiasson 


324.00 


Gregory Nourie 


56.00 


Brian Cogill 


7,419.40 


Diana M. Pereira 


1,411.00 


David C. Cogill 


7,084.25 


Tonya Peterson 


86.00 


Paul J. Coletta, Jr. 


351.00 


David Pike 


180.00 


Joseph P. Colligan 


445.00 


Michael Pinny 


1,293.50 


Carmello Conte 


3,430.25 


John D. Pompeo 


35.75 


John C. Conte 


6,014.50 


Nancy Lyn Pompeo 


1,435.00 


Thomas A. Donovan 


432.00 


Richard J. Redick 


1,002.00 


John L. Dunne 


72.00 


James Reidy 


60.00 


Frederick H. Grassie, Jr. 


4,175.50 


Christian Richard 


30.00 


Robert C. Grinnell 


136.00 


David R. Shultz 


94.00 


Paul K. Healey 


72.00 


Lisa Shumaker 


1,566.00 


Maureen F. Healy 


324.00 


Michael Smith 


151.00 


John J. Ingrassia 


144.00 


Madeleine E. Steverman 


467.50 


Robert W. Jackson 


4,912.00 


Heather St. Onge 


136.00 


Clifton B. Jones 


6,103.00 


Eric Theriault 


116.00 


Sandor Kovacs 


72.00 


Rebecca Tosca 


505.76 


Paul Lydon 


531.00 


George L. Umbrianna 


1,293.50 


Brian W. Noonan 


3,114.25 


Elizabeth Williams 


702.00 


Michael J. O'Hara 


216.00 


Kimberly Wolfe 


125.00 


William R. Oliver 


2,142.00 


John M. Worley 


31,754.72 


Leonard H. Pinaud 


76.50 


Elizabeth J. Zadel 


726.00 


David J. Pomarico 


6,566.50 






John H. Small 


2,154.50 






James Taylor, Jr. 


702.00 



312 



Richard Yocum 


3,457.00 


Kevin W. Soule 


3,200.10 






George H. Sterling 


1,058.86 


OFF DUTY FIRE DEPARTMENT: 


Charles Stover 


159.99 


Thomas P. Finegan 


$174.43 


Wallace Young 


5,332.04 


Brian G. Ford 


58.14 






Thomas G. Hernan 


56.87 


CLERICAL: 




Robert Keyes, Jr. 


58.14 


Mirian Aronson 


$138.62 


Roger W. Lincoln 


185.43 


Alison Ayer 


10,491.10 


Francis X. Mahoney, Jr. 


54.12 


Nicole Barry 


112.50 


Paul F. McGaffigan 


232.57 


Janice Batts 


12,336.00 


Daniel I. Mendes 


116.28 


Alice Beal 


404.60 


Robert F.Protulis 


58.14 


Charlotte Begley 


648.00 


William J. Protulis 


159.89 


Mary Benbow 


20,345.47 


William A. Sestito 


108.25 


Darlene Berzansky 


3,620.00 


Eric W. Wenzlow 


116.28 


Daniel Bliss 


9.00 






Patricia Bowen 


15,275.76 


CUSTODIAN: 




Kathleen Brennock 


1,162.65 


Donald F. Ainslie 


$20,212.70 


Mary Brennock 


18,479.00 


Robert E. Barrow 


21,682.10 


Corinne Cahill 


40.00 


James Curley 


79.95 


Teresa Campedelli 


4,375.61 


Joseph Esposito, Jr. 


21,716.17 


Marjorie Carter 


17,250.20 


Donald P. Haase 


2,760.32 


Juliana Chittick 


108.00 


John J. Jacobucci 


29,023.25 


Carol Ciciotte 


16,253.28 


Thomas Jones 


19,972.48 


Ilene Colwill 


15,843.05 


William ft. McArthur 


20,155.01 


Barbara Conte 


16,961.40 


Kenneth S. Sargent 


18,987.75 


Franca Curry 


10,167.35 


Kevin W. Soule 


20,136.23 


Judith A. Figueiredo 


1,477.07 


Charles Stover 


26,542.68 


Linda Genovese 


738.74 


Richard Thurston 


19,798.30 


Ellen Gentile 


49.50 


Wallace Young 


20,105.33 


Meredith B. Gledhill 


417.38 






Kevin P. Godfrey 


6,340.62 


BUS DRIVER: 




Phyllis R. Grayken 


22,523.43 


Pam M. Barnard 


936.84 


Kathleen Gunville 


91.88 


Virginia E. Clay 


7,289.98 


Eileen Hall 


301.96 


Janet Figueiredo 


16,977.41 


Linda Henderson 


9,500.55 


John Foster 


13,515.68 


Margaret Hernan 


3,560.63 


Therese Green 


10,626.43 


Kathleen Hernberg 


10,559.52 


Diane M. King 


1,084.52 


Jayne Herzog 


1,655.16 


William J. Mercurio 


1,168.94 


Karen Hettstrom 


1,998.89 


Bonnie Palm 


8,929.53 


Jane Higgins 


5,286.97 


Maria Rose Pape 


3,459.60 


Jean Higgins 


14,931.00 


Frances Powers 


9,269.56 


Joan M. Larrabee 


2,112.88 


Karen A. Powers 


59.08 


Elizabeth Longo 


3,703.09 


Charlotte Skidmore 


5,084.10 


Patricia Lydon 


2,964.25 



313 



Nancy Magnussen 


4,537.25 


Maura M. Devin 


28,828.05 


Mary Lou McCarthy 


838.78 


Kearin A. Dunn 


40,818.38 


Jane R. McGuinness 


11,709.70 


Kenneth C. Ekberg 


49,386.48 


Lorene M. Miller 


14,369.65 


Ronald L. Emmons 


38,132.71 


Celia Mullen 


196.74 


Samuel M. Erbe 


40.693.38 


Karen Murphy 


14,891.84 


William Fallon 


28,171.52 


Margo E. Nedrow 


355.50 


Joseph F. Federico 


32,613.99 


Elizabeth M. O'Sullivan 


173.80 


Coleen Foley 


23,736.88 


Mary Plaehn 


40.00 


George A. Fortin 


34,090.71 


Nancy Roach 


162.76 


James E. Franey 


36,519.90 


Margaret W. Rossi 


110.59 


Mary Ellen Gallagher 


51,946.05 


Linda Schultz 


18,179.00 


Michael Patrick Gill 


32,012.98 


Marsha Silvia 


10,675.48 


Stephen Gilmartin 


34,090.71 


Mary E. Staunton 


9,817.38 


Carolyn M. Gray 


32,613.99 


Sheila M. Travers 


22,323.43 


Emilie Green 


17,338.64 


Kathleen T. Woodbury 


2,114.87 


Gerardine Greene 


6,497.64 






Stephen Hart 


61,799.92 


LUNCHROOM: 




Paul F. Hogan 


34,090.71 


Cora Ainslie 


$8,773.38 


Walter T. Hughes 


34,090.71 


Miriam M. Aronson 


1,928.55 


Nancy Kealey 


31,877.27 


Barbara A. Carlson 


3,004.95 


Donald J. Kelly 


34,090.71 


Theresa D' Angelo 


154.90 


William C. Kite 


40,425.37 


Roseann Dooley 


8,760.33 


Doris A. Lahage 


34,090.71 


Eileen Jacobucci 


4,318.98 


Maureen Lalumiere 


20,454.83 


Jeannette McNeil 


5,025.15 


Edward J. Leary 


34,090.71 


Phyllis K. Regan 


2,720.90 


John J. Leary 


46,642.44 


Kathleen Rhodes 


5,136.91 


Margaret Lee 


28,717.74 


Frances Ricketts 


3,092.69 


Colleen Lucas 


25,886.86 


Joyce Salyards 


8,845.28 


Edward W. MacDermott 


29,665.17 


Mildred Salyards 


7,547.09 


Bryan E. Marks 


29,665.17 


Eleanor Soule 


53.82 


Susan M. McFadd 


31,691.92 


PROFESSIONAL PAYROLL: 


Paul H. Narkiewicz 


40,693.38 


Mary A. Babaian 


$36,801.91 


F. J. Neundorf 


32,613.99 


Elizabeth Beatson 


34,090.71 


ScottP.Newkirk 


24,978.48 


Joseph K. Bouchard 


33,444.99 


Thomas J. O'Neil III 


37,419.21 


Patricia Brown 


29,400.09 


John R. Packard 


36,748.91 


John C. Buckley, Jr. 


28,295.97 


Ann Leslie Porter 


32,430.45 


Virginia A. Burbank 


34,940.71 


Donald A. Reade 


32,613.99 


Clark Chatterton 


37,855.63 


Marie Schleiff 


32,613.99 


Kenneth Cisneros 


31,042.57 


Richard Streeter 


55,597.49 


Carolyn M. Contis 


26,258.94 


Robert M. Thompson 


34,707.71 


John F. Creamer 


48,014.46 


Dennis J. Walsh 


37,654.04 


Frances Cronin 


33,444.99 


Marilyn Watson 


32,613.99 


John M. Delorenzo 


47,974.88 


Laureen Ann White 


6,176.49 



314 



Dorothy Wondolowski 


33,297.71 


SPECIAL NEEDS: 




Jo-Ellen S. Wood 


33,703.99 


Robin Balch 


$22,892.04 


Joan M. Wool 


13,322.47 


Rose Ann Boyle 


7,571.26 


Patricia J. Wunschel 


38,937.99 


Genevieve Brown 


33,098.90 






Gale Ann Civale 


18,985.42 


DEER HILL SCHOOL: 




Florence Ely 


27,670.81 


Joseph Becker 


$32,613.99 


Barbara Fanning 


21,218.98 


Joan Cassiani 


9,793.93 


Pauline Gallagher 


32,613.99 


Patricia C. Chase 


21,845.88 


Edwin M. Leach 


34,965.71 


Elizabeth Cisneros 


29,665.17 


Marilyn Power 


37,793.98 


Frank A. Deakin 


32,613.99 


Bette Rega 


34,090.71 


Dennis W. Kuntz 


35,380.91 


Kim E. Sammons 


13,047.77 


Edward J. Leonard, Jr. 


33,977.01 


Dr. Robert T. Sceery 


10,222.25 


Raymond Levine 


32,613.99 


Ethel K. Wheatley 


2,866.08 


John V. Maclnnis 


29,665.17 


Denise Anne Yess 


26,201.24 


Joanne Magoun 


33,363.99 






Dorothy L. McDonald 


32,743.46 


SUBSTITUTES: 




Mary Boyle McLean 


19,980.21 


JeanBirmann 


$1,035.00 


Marjorie Murphy 


24,034.18 


Paul M. Bowers 


855.00 


Patricia White Murphy 


20,768.59 


Cleida Buckley 


45.00 


Suzanne L. Parker 


17,874.57 


Marie Buckley 


1,125.00 


Lawrence R. Shultz 


33,888.99 


Allison A. Burke 


45.00 


Patricia M. Sullivan 


29,665.17 


Mary Louise Clark 


90.00 


{Catherine Whitley 


29,665.17 


Jacqueline B. Clark 


270.00 






Charles Coe 


360.00 


OSGOOD SCHOOL: 




Susan Collins 


4,802.58 


Maureen P. Alcott 


$32,246.31 


L. Suzanne Collins 


90.00 


Marian Atkinson 


20,884.33 


James Conley 


1,292.82 


Susan Baush 


32,613.99 


JanetP.Critchley 


92.48 


Faith E. Bowker 


21,662.04 


Nancy Connolly 


45.00 


Ruth I. Clark 


34,090.71 


Thomas Duggan 


1,350.00 


Rosalie L. Collins 


25,119.23 


Norma M. Ethier 


135.00 


Marilyn Dangelo 


32,613.99 


Florence Ely 


207.20 


Marie C. Davis 


25,119.23 


Elaine Freedman 


225.00 


Delia Dibenedetto 


32,078.55 


Nancy Gallant 


90.00 


Jean Free 


28,717.74 


Jane Goff 


720.00 


Karen A. Litzinger 


6,105.34 


Mary E. Grayken 


135.00 


Sharon Moody 


28,785.76 


Karen Hettstrom 


45.00 


Dorothy Montuori 


33,898.56 


Jane Higgins 


450.00 


Jean K. O'Malley 


33,888.99 


Cynthia Hurley 


3,117.87 


MariePrice 


29,827.52 


Letitia Jordan 


90.00 


Shirley T. Tewksbury 


29,665.17 


Beverly Lacks 


315.00 


Michael Weydt 


21,933.48 


Wendy MacPhetres 


180.00 






Daniel Magner 


1,395.00 



315 



Michael J. Maher 


45.00 


Clare Brady 


3,682.00 


Alice McCarthy 


8,628.54 


William Byrd 


48.00 


Patricia S. McCarthy 


30.83 


Clark Chatterton 


100.00 


Arthur Mehos 


270.00 


William Cingolani 


97.00 


Ruth Murphy 


90.00 


Paul Connell 


54.00 


Ruth Nedrow 


2,835.00 


Pat Connelly 


43.00 


Suzanne Parker 


2,000.00 


Paul Connolley 


50.00 


Patrick Plante 


45.00 


Joseph Cotton 


43.00 


Sine Pounder 


225.00 


Jerome Crowley 


27.00 


Joan Pyfrom 


1,816.65 


Robert Dalton 


48.00 


Susan Rich 


1,485.00 


John Deedham 


75.50 


Judith Ritts 


4,647.68 


John Delorenzo 


125.00 


Mary K. Rooney 


1,060.00 


Robert Denise 


48.00 


Jane Russell 


180.00 


Christopher Dintino 


40.00 


Patricia J. Ryan 


405.00 


Randolph Dodge 


48.00 


Kim Sammons 


1,403.35 


Colie Doherty 


93.50 


Lauren Sandblom 


458.36 


Dennis Doherty 


76.00 


Regina Schultz 


315.00 


Robert Donahue 


31.00 


Joan Shockman 


90.00 


Pat Donovan 


126.00 


June Simeone 


945.00 


George Dunn 


43.00 


Philip E. Simoulis 


45.00 


Kearin Dunn 


50.00 


Torin Sweeney 


90.00 


Bryan Edwards 


15.00 


Lynn Tilden 


810.00 


Robert Ellis 


64.00 


Irene Volpe 


647.50 


Diane Emanuello 


150.00 


Edward Young 


2,205.00 


Steven Enos 


54.00 


Laura Jean Yurkstas 


540.00 


Mary Erwin 


27.00 






William Fallon 


3,679.66 


SPORTS OFFICIALS: 




William Farrington 


98.00 


Fred Adami 


$78.00 


John Farrow 


113.00 


William Adams 


27.00 


Gordon Felmann 


48.00 


Beth Ahearn 


143.00 


Ralph Ferrisi 


43.00 


Stephen Altimus 


43.00 


Joanne Fichtner 


474.68 


Edward Amaral 


1,282.00 


Sean Fitzsimmons 


30.00 


Donna Arcudi 


116.00 


Edward Fratkman 


43.00 


David Baird 


54.00 


William Furze 


107.50 


Robert Barrett 


27.00 


William Garvin 


40.00 


Dorothy Bates 


1,038.20 


Philip Gerety 


43.00 


Roger Bessette 


43.00 


Stephen Glendye 


70.00 


Janet Bickford 


85.00 


Robert Goodwin 


38.00 


Paul Bizak 


76.00 


Bruce Grober 


27.00 


Kevin Black 


68.50 


David Guenardo 


129.00 


James Bletzer 


48.00 


Donald Guilfoyle 


54.00 


Frank Blonde 


1,080.00 


Roy Haldin 


40.00 


John Bonanno 


980.00 


Butch Halpin 


65.00 



316 



Peter C. Hansen 


255.00 


Dave Hartnett 


1,683.00 


James Harvey 


27.00 


Kevin Henderson 


103.00 


John Hennessey 


54.00 


Kenneth Hewitt 


86.00 


David Hoffman 


43.00 


Brooks Holmes 


255.00 


Lee Hutchens 


48.00 


David Infusino 


120.00 


Robert Jack 


86.00 


David Jakub 


107.50 


George Jakub 


43.00 


JohnKaro 


43.00 


George Keane 


48.00 


James Kearney 


48.00 


Lawrence C. Keenan 


1,539.00 


James Kelleher 


38.00 


Paula Kelley 


150.00 


Edward Kirker 


43.00 


William Lannon 


48.00 


Suzanne Laurie 


42.00 


Dennis Laversa 


86.00 


William Leanues 


43.00 


Edward J. Leary 


870.00 


Daniel F. Magner 


2,400.00 


Timothy Magner 


865.00 


Nancy Martens 


129.00 


Donna Mazzamurro 


43.00 


Jean McAuliffe 


30.00 


Karen J. McDonald 


159.00 


Daniel McKenna 


48.00 


William McMann 


43.00 


Thomas McNair 


43.00 


Art Mehos 


25.00 


Emilio Michelangelo 


129.00 


Edward Minelli 


2,478.33 


William Mortimer 


68.00 


Arthur Mosher 


30.00 


Michael Mullaney 


53.00 


Edward Mulvey 


500.00 


Arthur Murphy 


79.50 


Joseph Murphy 


27.00 


Warren Najarian 


57.00 



Thomas Nee 


25.00 


Mark Nelson 


43.00 


Robert Nolet 


27.00 


Patrick Norton 


113.00 


Gregg Nourie 


40.00 


Thomas J. O'Neill III 


50.00 


George Oster 


54.00 


Robert Pattison 


30.00 


Mark Paul 


27.00 


Jill Pearson 


42.00 


Robert Perry 


43.00 


Steven Petluck 


27.00 


Richard Pettengill 


96.00 


Robert Phillips 


25.00 


Philip Pisano 


3,668.00 


Jennifer Plante 


125.00 


Dr. Roger Pompeo 


500.00 


Stephen Pratt 


32.50 


John Prendergast 


43.00 


Jason Proodian 


30.00 


Frank Pumphret 


27.00 


Janice Quigley 


854.66 


Mark Radding 


81.00 


William Rawnsley 


45.00 


John Reid 


67.50 


Joel Reidy 


75.00 


Cindi Reilly 


63.00 


Ann Richardi 


58.00 


Phil Robinson 


48.00 


John Rolandelli 


1,139.00 


David Roth 


43.00 


Stephen Sangster 


76.00 


Kenneth Sargent 


92.00 


Ruthann Sargent 


3,167.31 


Norman Shacochis 


93.00 


James Shaw 


48.00 


David Shultz 


15.00 


Robert Shultz 


175.00 


Peter Silva 


86.00 


Regina Silva 


43.00 


Robert D. Silvia 


2,279.00 


Joseph Siriani, Jr. 


27.00 


Dale Smith 


65.00 


Mary Ann Snow 


1,123.00 



317 



Lawrence Spellman 


65.00 


Stephen Uno 


86.00 


Paul Spolidoro 


86.00 


Karen Viafore 


126.00 


Kennan Startzell 


2,430.00 


Lawrence Waithe 


43.00 


George Stein 


40.50 


Edward Wallace 


40.50 


Robert Sterling 


27.00 


David Walsh 


31.00 


Jack Stoddard 


86.00 


Michael Walsh 


31.00 


Alan Strondak 


106.00 


Glenn Ward 


93.00 


Janet Sullivan 


43.00 


James Watson 


1,509.32 


Joseph Sullivan 


124.00 


William White 


68.50 


Torin Sweeney 


2,500.66 


John Wholey 


979.34 


Stephen Tassini 


47.00 


David Wong 


239.50 


Peter Taylor 


81.00 


Elizabeth Zadel 


1,282.00 


James Tighe 


43.00 






Frank Tricomi 


53.00 


TOTAL GROSS WAGES: $6 


,968,493.95 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT OF THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
MONDAY, MAY 2, 1988 

At the Special Town Meeting held at the Cohasset High School Auditorium at 7:30 
P.M. the following articles were contained in the warrant and acted upon as recorded. 

Checkers previously appointed for entrance by the Selectmen and sworn in by the 
Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks at 7:00 P.M. were Margaret C. Hernan, Kathleen M. Rhodes, 
Constance S. Jones, Jacquelyn McGuire, and Marion L. Douglas. 

Tellers appointed by Moderator William D. Weeks at 7:30 P.M. were Robert S. Pape, 
Arthur L. Lehr, Jr., Grace Tuckerman and T. Gerard Keating. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:47 P.M. and a quorum of 100 was 
present at that time. The Town Clerk proceeded to read the call of the meeting. Total 
registered voters checked in on the voting lists totaled 357. 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will transfer from available funds the sum of Two Thousand 
Four Hundred Twenty-Five and no/100 ($2,425.00) Dollars for the payment of unpaid bills 
itemized below and relating to the 1987 fiscal year. 



Invoice 

Roger A. Pompeo, M.D. 
Anthony Sestito 



Department 

Veteran's Services 
Highway Department 



Amount 

$2,300.00 
125.00 



MOVED That the Town transfer from surplus revenue the sum of Two Thousand Four 
Hundred Twenty-Five and no/100 ($2,425.00) Dollars for the payment of unpaid bills 
itemized below and relating to the 1987 fiscal year. 



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Invoice Department Amount 

Roger A. Pompeo, M.D. Veteran's Services $2300.00 

Anthony Sestito Highway 125.00 

ARTICLE 1. A 9/10 vote is required. Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will transfer from available funds the sum of Twenty-Six 
Thousand Nine Hundred Twelve and 45/100 ($26,912.45) Dollars for the payment of an 
unpaid bill to Clean Harbors of Kingston, Inc. for services rendered in the clean up of an oil 
spill at the Senior High School during November and December of 1987; and for the 
transportation of contaminated oil to an acceptable disposal site. 

MOVED: That the Town transfer from surplus revenue the sum of Twenty-Six 
Thousand, Nine Hundred Twelve and 45/100 ($26,912.45) Dollars for the payment of 
cleaning costs relating to an oil spill at the Senior High School during November and 
December of 1987, and for the cost of transporting or otherwise disposing of the contami- 
nated soil. 

ARTICLE 2. Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow the sum of One Hundred Thousand, Four Hundred Thirty-Five and 27/100 
($100,435.27) Dollars for the purpose of paying clean up costs of an oil spill at Station 
Number 3, Lily Pond; and to see if the Town will vote to authorize the Town Treasurer with 
the approval of the Board of Selectmen to borrow such sum and to issue a note or notes 
therefor. 

MOVED: That the Town Treasurer with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be 
authorized to borrow the sum of One Hundred Thousand, Four Hundred Thirty-Five and 27/ 
100 ($ 100,435.27) Dollars for the purpose of paying clean up costs of an oil spill at Station 
Number 3, Lily Pond; the principal and interest of which debt will be repaid from water 
revenue. 

ARTICLE 3. A 2/3 vote is required. Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will transfer from available funds the sum of Six Thousand 
and no/100 ($6,000.00) Dollars for the payment of the installation of a pad mounted 
transformer for electrical services to service the Town Hall. 

MOVED: That the Town transfer from surplus revenue the sum of Six Thousand and 
no/100 ($6,000.00) Dollars for payment of the installation of a pad mounted transformer for 
electrical services to service the Town Hall. 

ARTICLE 4. Motion adopted. 



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ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, or transfer from available funds 
or borrow a sum of money for the replacement or repair of the roof on the Town Hall. 

MOVED: That the Town transfer from the Stabilization Fund the sum of Four 
Thousand and no/100 ($4,000.00) Dollars for the repair of the roof on the Town Hall. 

ARTICLE 5. A 2/3 vote is required Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 6 

(Inserted by the Board of Selectmen at the request of Elizabeth B. Ripley, Town Treasurer/ 
collector.) 

To see if the Town will transfer from available funds the sum of Sixty-three Thousand, One 
Hundred Fifty-Five and no/100 ($63,1 55.00) Dollars to supplement the following 1986 fiscal 
year budgetary accounts: 

Fund #1 — General, Department #76 Insurance 

1. Life Insurance/Town Share $155.00 

2. Health Insurance/Town Share 55,000.00 

3. Medicare/Town Share 6,000.00 

Fund #1 — General, Treasurer/Collector's Office 

4. Clerical Salaries 2,000.00; 
or act on anything relating thereto. 

ARTICLE 6. 

MOVED: That the Town appropriate the sum of Sixty-three Thousand, One Hundred 
Fifty-Five and no/100 ($63,155.00) Dollars to supplement the following 1988 fiscal year 
budgetary accounts: 

Fund #1 — General, Department #76 Insurance 

1. Life Insurance/Town Share $155.00 

2. Health Insurance/Town Share 55,000.00 

3. Medicare/Town Share 6,000.00 

Fund #1 — General, Treasurer/Collector's Office 

4. Clerical Salaries 2,000.00; 

and to meet said appropriation the sum of Sixty-One Thousand One Hundred Fifty-Five and 
no/100 ($61,155.00) Dollars be transferred from surplus revenue and the sum of Two 
Thousand and no/100 ($2,000.00) Dollars be transferred from the fiscal year 1988 Wage 
Adjustment Account 

ARTICLE 6. Motion is adopted. 

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ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will transfer from available funds the sum of Forty- 
Nine Thousand and no/100 ($49,000.00) Dollars for payment of closing costs relating to 
two bond issues as set forth below: 

Town Hall Addition, Renovations and Remodeling 

and School Renovations $27,000.00 

Fire/Police Renovations and Additions 22,000.00 

TOTAL $49,000.00 

MOVED: That the sum of Twenty-Seven Thousand and no/100 ($27,000.00) Dollars 
be transferred from surplus revenue for payment of closing costs relating to the bond issue 
pertaining to the Town Hall addition, renovation and remodelling and certain school 
renovations. 

ARTICLE 7. Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds 
the sum of Twenty Thousand and no/100 ($20,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of purchasing 
and equipping a new one-ton, four-wheel drive chassis, cab, and dump boay and authorize 
the trade-in of a 1981 one-ton Chevrolet four-wheel drive chassis, cab and body currently 
in use by the Tree, Park and Cemetery Department. 

MOVED: That the sum of Twenty Thousand and no/100 ($20,000.00) Dollars be 
transferred from the Stabilization Fund for the purpose of purchasing and equipping a new 
one-ton, four-wheel drive chassis, cab, and dump body and that the Town be authorized to 
trade in a 1981 one-ton Chevrolet four-wheel drive chassis, cab and body currendy in use 
by the Tree, Park and Cemetery Department. 

ARTICLE 8. A 2/3 vote is required. Voice vote questioned by the Chair. The Moderator 
called for a hand count. Yes 251, No 35. Passage of Article 8. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money to fund a step increase of an employee of the Highway 
Department retroactive to September 4, 1987, and to authorize and direct the Town 
Treasurer to pay the step increase to such employee effective as of September 4, 1987. 

MOVED: That the Town Treasurer be authorized and directed to pay a step increase 
to Boyd Livingston, an employee of the Highway Department retroactive to September 4, 
1987 and that his anniversary date for future step rate increase be September 4. 

ARTICLE 9. Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will accept a collective bargaining agreement made by and 
between the Town of Cohasset and the Cohasset Permanent Firefighters, Local 2804 and to 
see what sum of money the Town will raise and appropriate to effectuate the agreement. 

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MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

ARTICLE 10. Article is indefinitely postponed. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will transfer from available funds the sum of Forty-One 
Thousand and no/100 ($4 1 ,000.00) dollars for the purpose of installing a sprinkler system in 
the Town Hall building as it is being renovated. 

MOVED: That the sum of Thirty-Two Thousand and no/100 ($32,000.00) Dollars be 
transferred from surplus revenue for the purpose of installing a sprinkler system in the Town 
Hall building. 

ARTICLE 11. Voice vote was questioned by the Chair. The Moderator called for a hand 
count. Yes, 190 No, 1 17. Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will accept the provisions of Chapter 727 of the Acts of 
the Massachusetts Legislature 1987 Regular Session providing for minimum teachers' 
salaries of Twenty Thousand and no/100 ($20,000.00) Dollars. 

MOVED: That the Town accept the provisions of Chapter 727 of the Acts of the 
Massachusetts Legislature 1987 Regular Session providing for minimum teachers' salaries 
of Twenty Thousand and no/100 ($20,000.00) Dollars. 

ARTICLE 12. Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds 
or borrow the sum of Three Thousand Two Hundred and no/100 ($3,200.00) Dollars for the 
purpose of repairing the roof on the North Cohasset Fire Station Building and other repairs 
to that building. 

MOVED: That the sum of Three Thousand Two Hundred and no/100 ($3,200.00) 
Dollars be transferred from surplus revenue for the purpose of repairing the roof on the North 
Cohasset Fire Station Building and other repairs to that building. 

ARTICLE 13. Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Eighty Thousand and no/100 ($80,000.00) Dollars for purposes 
of supplementing the Board of Health Budget for the 1988 fiscal year which additional funds 
shall be used for tipping fees, transportation costs, and transfer station operation cost in 
connection with the disposal and delivery of the Town ' s solid waste to landfill sites other than 
the municipal landfill on Cedar Street 



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MOVED: That the Town raise and appropriate by taxation the sum of Eighty 
Thousand and no/100 ($80,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of supplementing the Board of 
Health Budget for the 1989 fiscal year which additional funds shall be used for tipping fees, 
transportation costs, and transfer station operation costs in connection with the disposal and 
delivery of municipal landfill on Cedar Street 

ARTICLE 14. Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 15 

(Inserted by the Board of Selectmen, Rocco F. Laugelle, Chairman, and others — Citizens 
Article.) 

Name Address 

Lot W. Bates 56 Red Gate Lane 

Lot E. Bates 365 Beechwood Street 

Michael J. Spirito 20 Highland Court 

Muriel Silvia 10 Arrowood 

Francis K. Shooshan 28 Ledge Way 

Albert J. Meallo 187 South Main Street 

Margaret E. Buckley 37 Cushing Road 

John P. Treanor 56 Summer Street 

Laura Atherton 34 Clay Spring Road 

Paul M. Donovan 1 1 Bancroft Road 

We, the undersigned wish it to be known, we do not want the Town of Cohasset to 
install the collector sewer system as proposed in the Ward Plan for the Town of Cohasset June 
18, 1984. 

We wish that any new sewers installed by the Town to be either conventional type as 
presently owned and maintained by the Town of Cohasset 

MOVED: That in the event the Town should pass the Ward Plan as modified that such 
plan be further modified to provide that the installation of sewers and sewer pipes be of the 
conventional type and not that proposed in the Ward Plan which would require that all 
residential sewers be equipped with a holding tank retaining solids and permitting only the 
flowage of liquids into the sewer system. 

ARTICLE 15. Hand count taken. Yes 145, No 179. Motion defeated. 

ARTICLE 16 

(Inserted by the Board of Selectmen at the request of the Board of Sewer Commissioners, F. 
Charles DeSantis, Jr., Chairman, and others.) 



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To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of One Hundred Fifty-five Thousand Four 
Hundred Forty-Six and 35/100 ($155,446.35) Dollars appropriated under Article 48 of the 
June 18, 1984 Special Town Meeting and authorize the Town Treasurer with the approval of 
the Board of Selectmen to borrow a sum of money as the Town ' s share of the cost of the design 
and construction of a waste water disposal system in accordance with the terms of the Ward 
Plan as that plan is defined in the aforesaid Article 48 as modified by an intermunicipal 
agreement by and between the Town of Cohasset and the Town of Hull a copy of which is 
on file with the Town Clerk (hereinafter called the "Agreement") and the terms of an 
administrative decision of the Environmental Protection Agency dated June 18, 1985 (all 
hereinafter collectively called the "Modified Ward Plan") which design and construction 
shall include in both the Town of Cohasset and the Town of Hull with respect to waste water 
disposal, pump stations, interceptors, force mains, pressure sewers, and ancillary compo- 
nents for the conveyance of Cohasset waste water to the Town of Hull; and for additional 
work, additional equipment purchases and for the satisfaction of sunk cost payments all as 
required under the terms of the Agreement and to provide for the design of the sewer service 
area as set forth in Phase I and Phase II of the map entitled "Town of Cohasset, MA, Sewer 
Service Program, General Map" dated 1 1/27/85 as revised through 1/19/88; and further to see 
if the Town will ratify, approve and authorize the execution of the Agreement; and further 
that the borrowing authority in the amount of Nine Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand and no/ 
100 ($935,000.00) Dollars authorized under Article 48 of the June, 1984 Special Town 
Meeting be rescinded; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That One Million Five Hundred Fifty-Six Thousand Ninety-Five and no/ 
100 ($ 1 ,556,095.00) Dollars is appropriated for the Town's share of the cost of the design and 
construction of a wastewater disposal system in accordance with the terms of the Ward Plan 
as that plan is defined in Article 48 of the warrant for the June 1 8 , 1 984 Special Town Meeting 
as modified by an intermunicipal agreement by and between the Town of Cohasset and the 
Town of Hull, a copy of which is on file with the Town Clerk (hereinafter called the 
"Agreement"), and the terms of an administrative decision of the Environmental Protection 
Agency dated June 18, 1985 (all hereinafter collectively called the "Modified Ward Plan") 
which design and construction shall include pump stations, interceptors, force mains, 
pressure sewers, and ancillary components for the conveyance of Cohasset waste water to the 
Town of Hall, for additional work, additional equipment purchases and for the satisfaction 
of sunk cost payments required under the terms of the Agreement, and for the design of the 
sewer service area as set forth in Phase I and Phase II of the map entitled "Town of Cohasset, 
MA, Sewer Service Program, General Map" dated 1 1/27/85 as revised through 1/19/88; that 
to meet this appropriation One Hundred Fifty-Six Thousand Ninety-Five and no/100 
($156,095.00) Dollars shall be transferred from amounts appropriated under Article 48 of the 
warrant for the June 18, 1984 Special Town Meeting and the Treasurer with the approval of 
the Selectmen is authorized to borrow One Million Four Hundred Thousand and no/100 
($1,400,000.00) Dollars under Chapter 44 of the General Laws; that the Board of Sewer 
Commissioners with the approval of the Selectmen is authorized to contract for and expend 
any federal or state aid available for the project and to take any other action necessary to carry 
out this project; and that the Nine Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand and no/100 ($935,000.00) 



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Dollar borrowing authorization under Article 48 of the warrant for the June 1 8 , 1 984 Special 
Town Meeting is hereby rescinded. 

ARTICLE 16. A 2/3 vote is required. Hand count taken Yes 186, No 92. Motion passed. 

ARTICLE 17 

(Inserted by the Board of Selectmen at the request of the Board of Sewer Commissioners, F. 
Charles Desantis, Jr., Chairman, and others.) 

To see if the Town will vote to borrow the sum of One Million Eight Hundred Thousand and 
no/1 00 ($ 1 ,800,000.00) as the Town * s share of the cost of the construction of effluent sewers 
in the sewer service area as set forth as Phase I and Phase II on the Map entided "Town of 
Cohasset, MA Sewer Service Program, General Map" dated 1 1/27/85 revised through 1/19/ 
88 (hereinafter called the "Map") and that the sum so borrowed shall be a Revenue Bond the 
principal and interest of which to be paid annually by the recipients of sewer service in the 
said sewer service area. Further, that Phase I and Phase II and the existing sewer service area 
set forth on the Map represents the entire extent of sewer service in Cohasset except for minor 
areas contiguous to the combined area which may be included on the joint recommendation 
of the Board of Health and the consulting engineer retained by the Town of Cohasset and only 
during the design process. Route 3 A south of Beechwood Street to the Scituate line, Brewster 
Road, Ledgewood Drive, Wood Way and Ledge Way shall constitute the "Reserve Service 
Area" as set forth on the Map and the area may be added to sewer service only after 
completion of Phase I and Phase II described herein and only by vote of a subsequent Town 
Meeting; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: that the sum of Eight Hundred Thousand and no/100 ($800,000.00) Dollars 
is appropriated for the Town's share of the cost of the construction of effluent sewers in the 
sewer service area as set forth as Phase I and Phase II on the Map entitled "Town of Cohasset, 
MA Sewer Service Program, General Map" dated 11/27/85 revised through 1/19/88 
(hereinafter called the "Map"); that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval 
of the Selectmen is authorized to borrow Eight Hundred Thousand and no/100 ($800,000.00) 
Dollars under Chapter 44 of the General Laws; that the Board of Sewer Commissioners with 
the approval of the Selectmen is authorized to contract for and expend any federal or state aid 
available for the project and to take any other action necessary to carry out this project; and 
that the debt service on bonds or notes issued under this note shall be paid from charges 
assessed upon the recipients of sewer services in the Phase I and Phase II Sewer area, 
provided, however, that said bonds or notes shall remain general obligations of the Town of 
Cohasset; that Phase I and Phase II and the existing sewer service area set forth on the Map 
represent the entire extent of sewer service in Cohasset except for minor areas contiguous to 
the combined area which may be included on the joint recommendation of the Board of 
Health and the consulting engineer retained by the Town of Cohasset and only during the 
design process; and that Route 3 A south of Beechwood Street to the Scituate line, Brewster 
Road, Ledgewood Drive, Wood Way and Ledge Way shall constitute the "Reserve Service 
Area" as set forth on the Map and this area may be added to sewer service only after 
completion of Phase I and Phase II described herein and only by vote of a subsequent Town 
Meeting. 

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ARTICLE 17. A 2/3 vote is required. Hand count taken Yes 178, No 88. Motion passed. 

ARTICLE 18 

(Inserted by the Board of Selectmen at the request of the Board of Sewer Commissioners, F. 
Charles DeSantis, Jr., Chairman, and others.) 

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of One Hundred Fifty-Five Thousand Four 
Hundred Forty-Six and 35/100 ($155,446.35) Dollars appropriated under Article 48 of the 
June 18, 1984 Special Town Meeting and authorize the Town Treasurer with the approval 
of the Board of Selectmen to borrow a sum of money to be used as the Town's share of the 
cost for the modification of the Town's waste water treatment plant in accordance with the 
Ward Plan as that plan is defined in the aforesaid Article 48 as amended by the terms of an 
intermunicipal agreement by and between the Town of Cohasset and the Town of Hull a copy 
of which is on file with the Town Clerk (hereinafter called the "Agreement") and an 
administrative decision of the United States Environmental Protection Agency dated June 
18, 1985, (all hereinafter collectively called the "Modified Ward Plan") which modification 
to the waste water treatment plant shall include expansion and upgrading; and to provide for 
the design of the sewer service area set forth as Phase I and Phase II of the Map entitled "Town 
of Cohasset, MA Sewer Service Program, General Map dated 1 1/27/85 modified through 1/ 
1 9/88" (hereinafter called the "Map"); and further that the funds be used for the improvement 
of and the sunk cost payment for the use of the Hull Wastewater Treatment Plant septage 
receiving facilities; this facility to serve the same sewer area as set forth in the "Map" except 
for Hull Street and the west end of Jerusalem Road area; and further that the borrowing 
authority in the amount of Nine Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand and no/100 ($935,000.00) 
Dollars authorized under Article 48 of the June 18, 1984 Special Town Meeting be rescinded; 
or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

ARTICLE 18. Article indefinitely postponed. 

ARTICLE 19 

(Inserted by the Board of Selectmen, at the request of the Board of Health, John Burns, 
D.D.S., Chairman, and others.) 

To see if the Town will vote to amend its Personnel Classification Bylaw Schedule as most 
recently adopted under Article 5 of the Warrant for the 1988 Annual Town Meeting by 
deleting the following: 

Positions 
Department Group Authorized Schedule Hours 

Health, Landfill Supervisor G 1 1 40 

and substituting therefor the following: 



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Health, Landfill Supervisor J 1 1 40; 

or act on anything relating thereto. 

ARTICLE 19 

MOVED: That the Personnel Classification Bylaw Schedule as most recently adopted 
under Article 5 of the Warrant for the 1988 Annual Town Meeting be amended as follows: 

by deleting the following: 

Department Group Positions Schedule Hours 

Authorized 

Health, Landfill Supervisor G 1 1 40 

and substituting therefor the following: 

Department 

Health, Landfill Supervisor J 1 1 40. 

ARTICLE 19. Motion is defeated. 

A motion was made by Charles DeSantis that this Special Town Meeting be dissolved. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote at 1 1:55 P.M. 

ATTEST: 

A True Record 

Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk of Cohasset 



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Index 

Appointed Officers 6 

Elected Officers 17 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Archivist 187 

By-law Committee 187 

Cable Television Council 189 

Harbor Committee 190 

Harbormaster 191 

Registrars, Board of 186 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 189 

Selectmen, Board of .20 

Survey the Structure and Function of Town Government, Committee to 188 

Town Clerk 24 

Town Clerk's Report of the Special Town Meeting, Monday, May 2, 1988 318 

Vital Statistics 175 

FINANCIAL REPORTS 

Accountant 192 

Assessors, Board of 258 

Capital Budget Committee 259 

Salaries 308 

Treasurer/Collector 254 

LAND USE CONTROL 

Building Department 260 

Conservation Commission 263 

Disposal Area Study Committee 266 

Health, Board of . 264 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 262 

Planning Board 261 

Plymouth County Mosquito Control 267 

PUBLIC SAFTEY 

Animal Control 273 

Fire Department 269 

Police Department 271 

Police/Fire Station Renovation Committee 274 

Wire Department 273 

PUBLIC WORKS 

Cemetery Study Committee 278 

Government Island Study Committee 279 

Highway Department 275 

Milliken/Lillard Field Study Committee 270 

Sewer Commission 277 

Tree, Park, and Cemetery Department 276 

Water Commission 277 

HUMAN SERVICES 

Aging, Council on 287 

Cohasset Common Historic District Commission 293 

Cohasset Housing Authority 289 

Historical Commission 292 

Housing Partnership Committee 290 

Paul Pratt Memorial Library Trustees 281 

Recreation Commission 283 

Social Service League 294 

EDUCATION 

School Committee 295 

School Superintendent 297 

South Shore Regional School District 305 

South Shore Regional School District Representative 306 



TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS 

COHASSET TOWN HALL 

383-9900 

That's your new main line to Town Hall Departments. Please look for the proper 
extensions below. 

DEPARTMENT EXTENSION NUMBER 

Accounting 116 

Assessors 124 

Board of Health 121 

Building Department 100 

Conservation Commission 122 

Parking Clerk 101 

Personnel Board 100 

Planning Board 118 

Plumbing Inspector 100 

Recreation 102 

Selectmen 101 

Sewer Commission 122 

Tax Collector 113 

Town Clerk 106 

Treasurer 111 

Zoning Board of Appeals 100 

The Animal Control Officer has a special number with a recording device which can 
be reached by dialing 383-0037. He also can be reached by dialing his beeper number which 
is 1-800-502-7086; after three beeps punch in the telephone number where you can be 
reached and then the # button on the telephone. He will return your call as soon as possible.